Friday, November 16, 2018
The Magic of Melwick Orchard by Rebecca Caprara
Twelve year old Isa is feeling invisible and neglected as her parents focus all of their energy on her 6 year old sister Junie, who is in the hospital receiving treatment for cancer. When she finds that a magical tree grows in the orchard behind her house, she keeps it a secret until an unexpected friend arrives. The story is touching and tells the story of a sibling of a child with cancer. I think this book does a good job of portraying that as well as including some fun magical realism.