In this effervescent story from an acclaimed author, Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins introduces two irresistible sisters-Alix and Jools-and takes readers on an unforgettable vacation to the beach. In the style of the author's acclaimed Nuts to You, this joyful celebration of sisters, family, friendship, and the ocean will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo and Rebecca Stead.Alix and her older sister, Jools, have never been to the ocean. When their parents pack them up to spend a week by the shore, Alix is nervous about leaving home-but excited, too. At the beach, the sisters make friends, go exploring, and have adventures big and small. To Alix's surprise, as the week comes to an end, she finds she doesn't want to leave!Each chapter contains its own miniature discovery-from picking periwinkles, discovering a horseshoe crab, and making sandcastles to exploring the nearby town. Award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins has beautifully crafted a genuine and engaging novel about sisters, family, and exploration.
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by Lynne Rae Perkins
"Sisters Alix and Jools set off with their parents on a week-long summer vacation at the ocean. Narrator Brittany Pressley captures each sister's personality perfectly. The family rents a house for the week from Mrs. Kerr, who lives upstairs. Alix and Jools have some wonderful adventures, including going to the beach, collecting sea glass, and making new friends. Pressley voices each of the girls with spunk, inquisitiveness, and love. The way Pressley speaks makes listeners feel that they are being pulled through the story by a warm ocean breeze. This wonderful light summer read will leave listeners with a happy feeling. A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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