How about a story? Spin us a yarn.
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind.
I could tell you an extensively strange story, I warned. Oh,
good! Gram said. Delicious!
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing
mother, and the lunatic.
In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mothers route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.