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A Storm of Strawberries

By Jo Cotterill

$16.99 US / $22.99 CAN

A Storm of Strawberries is a warm, thoughtful, and empathetic novel from acclaimed author Jo Cotterill.

Darby is twelve years old and has Down syndrome. Her favorite things are music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. It’s a big weekend for Darby. It’s time for their annual chocolate hunt, and it’s all she can think about. Well, that and spending time with her big sister. But this year Kaydee’s friend Lissa is staying over for the weekend, and she seems to be stealing all of Kaydee’s attention. And to make things worse, the strawberry farm is hit by a tornado. Suddenly, it’s as though both the chocolate hunt and her sister are slipping away from her.

Although the family is prepared for the tornado, they aren’t prepared for the storm of emotions that surface when a truth is brought to light. With tension rising within the family, can Darby mend what’s been broken when it seems like no one is listening to her?

 

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Book Details

ISBN9781499808384
Page Count240
FormatHardcover
Age range10-14
Publication dateMarch 5, 2019
Publication seasonSpring 2019
RightsUS, Canada

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Jo Cotterill has had several careers: actor, musician, teacher, newspaper seller, but is now a full-time writer in Oxfordshire, England. She loves writing for all ages and has published over twenty books, including Jelly and A Storm of Strawberries. Jo loves going into schools and talking about books and reading, and can be found making cards and writing music when she's not spending time with her family. You can learn more about her at jocotterill.com!

Product Description

A Storm of Strawberries is a warm, thoughtful, and empathetic novel from acclaimed author Jo Cotterill.

Darby is twelve years old and has Down syndrome. Her favorite things are music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. It’s a big weekend for Darby. It’s time for their annual chocolate hunt, and it’s all she can think about. Well, that and spending time with her big sister. But this year Kaydee’s friend Lissa is staying over for the weekend, and she seems to be stealing all of Kaydee’s attention. And to make things worse, the strawberry farm is hit by a tornado. Suddenly, it’s as though both the chocolate hunt and her sister are slipping away from her.

Although the family is prepared for the tornado, they aren’t prepared for the storm of emotions that surface when a truth is brought to light. With tension rising within the family, can Darby mend what’s been broken when it seems like no one is listening to her?