When their father leaves Frankie, Earl, and Angela with Aunt Lula and goes to find work on the Eastern Shore, the kids think that he'll come back soon and that Aunt Lula will take good care of them. But Daddy doesn't come back-at least not right away-and Aunt Lula disappears after a while, too. So is it any wonder that during the long hot summer days the kids end up in places where they shouldn't be?
And then there's Maynard and Addie. They live where the lawns are big and green and the kids have swing sets and bikes to ride. But one terrible day, Addie's pet rabbit is missing from its cage, and Maynard suspects it was stolen. Now he and Addie will have to go into Frankie's part of town to look for the rabbit. And they'll have to do it while no one is watching.
Jane Leslie Conly|Dylan Baker
About Jane Leslie Conly
Jane Leslie Conly is the author of Holt's critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable and Best Book for Young Adults) Racso and the Rats of NIMH, and R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH, which were sequels to the Newbery Medal winner written by her father, Robert O'Brien. Jane Conly lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
About Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker is a remarkably versatile actor whose chilling breakthrough performance as a pedophile in Todd Solondz's Happiness rocketed him to instant recognition among film critics and art-house patrons. The straight-faced actor has been appearing on-stage and in television and film since the early '80s.
HONOR 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature