The beloved author of Across Five Aprils and No Promises in the Wind presents one of her most cherished novels, the Newbery Award-winning story of a young girl's coming of age…
Julie would remember her happy days at Aunt Cordelia's forever. Running through the spacious rooms, singing on rainy nights in front of the fireplace. There were the rides in the woods on Peter the Great, and the races with Danny Trevort. There were the precious moments alone in her room at night, gazing at the sea of stars.
But there were sad times too-the painful jealousy Julie felt after her sister married, the tragic death of a schoolmate and the bitter disappointment of her first love. Julie was having a hard time believing life was fair. But Julie would have to be fair to herself before she could even think about new beginnings...
"Hunt demonstrates that she is a writer of the first rank...Those who follow Julie's growth-from a tantrum-throwing seven-year-old to a gracious young woman of seventeen-will find this book has added a new dimension to their lives."-The New York Times Book Review
Irene Hunt was the author of many distinguished books for young readers. Her first novel,
Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Award nominee and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Her second novel,
Up a Road Slowly, was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1966. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. She died in 2001.