The Simple Things
A heartfelt story told with affection and humorabout a shy boy who doesn't quite fit in and his elderly Aunt Lola
10-year-old Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always write back. But Lola is almost 80—what will they have to talk about? WhenStephen and his momarrive atLola's house, Stephen discovers she's grumpy, scary, and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mom says they have to stay until Lola's birthday, which is still three weeks away! But Stephen's trip doesn't turn out as bad as he anticipates.He ends up learning aboutthe simple things in life, like fishing and climbing trees—and about the importance of family. Soon after his arrivalLola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realizes that Lola has become more important to him that just an aunt who send him money—she's now a friend.
Publication Date: 26-Feb-2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin