Bird Lake Moon

By Henkes, Kevin

Publishers Summary:
Twelve-year-old Mitch and his mother are spending the summer with his grandparents at Bird Lake after his parents separate, and ten-year-old Spencer and his family have returned to the lake where Spencer's little brother drowned long ago, and as the boys become friends and spend time together, each of them begins to heal.

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ISBN
978-0-06147-076-9 978-0-06147-078-3
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2008

Gr 4-7 Temporarily living with his mom at his grandparents' home on Bird Lake, 12-year-old Mitch Sinclair's plans to make the seemingly abandoned house next door his own are shattered when Spencer Stone arrives with his family. Both the Sinclairs and the Stones are in crisisMitch's parents are divorcing, and Spencer's parents are returning to the house for the first time since the death of their son Matty, who drowned there when Spencer was two. While each boy is deeply affected by his family's drama, both are powerless to influence it...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

Two boys meet while vacationing at a Wisconsin lake. Each has a story of loss. In alternating chapters we hear from Mitch, whose parents are divorcing, and from Spencer, whose older brother drowned when Spencer was two. The boys' growing friendship, forged in spite of shame, reticence, secrets, and misunderstandings, gives them a road out of sadness. The haiku-li...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

In alternating chapters we hear from Mitch, whose parents are divorcing, and from Spencer, whose older brother drowned whe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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