by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1985
Relatives descend on their family to the north and stay for weeks. In a blissful, loving, crowded and chaotic summer, the book illustrates the true meaning of family.
A beautiful, warm narrative perfect for late elementary. The ilustrations include details that give clues to the home of the relatives (Virginia), and the time of year, and their destination.
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Accessed: Augusta County Library