The Silver Pencil
Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Publisher: Puffin Books; Paperback
Ages: 12 and up
A Newbery Honor book
One special Christmas, Janet Laidlaw's father gives her a silver pencil, "for her stories," and she begins to write about lush Trinidad and her family's "House On the Hill." Then Mr. Laidlaw's tragic death forces Janet to leave the only country she has ever known. From one school in cool green England, to another in America, Janet tries to find both a home and her life's work. Throughout it all, she uses the silver pencil to turn her life into stories--and her story brings to vivid life a world that has gone forever. This special price is available only while supplies last.
Read all of Alice Dalgliesh's books: The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, The Courage of Sarah Noble, and The Silver Pencil.