“This story, written in the first person, is a delightful portrait of the difficult year experienced by Sarah, an appealing fourth grader. Her mother, an artist, takes Sarah away from her father and home in New York City to a small Kentucky town to complete illustrations for a book. Sarah tries to adjust to small-town living, a new school, and new friends while worrying whether her mother intends to go back to her father when she finishes her illustration assignment. Stiles has a good ear for dialogue and Sarah’s wry remarks about the people she meets and the events in which she becomes involved make this book lively and fun.” Michigan Alumnus, January/February 1988
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee
Kirkus Reviews pointer
Troll Bookclub selection
KENTUCKYSHOW Anthology (Ch. 9), Kentucky Dept. of Education, 1988.