After Pop is sent back to rehab, Jane Pengilly arrives at her newest foster home determined to stick to the straight and narrow and get back to her beloved dad as soon as she can. It’s not the first time they’ve been apart, but Jane’s determined it will be the last. Twelve days out in the boonies of Three Boulders makes Jane miss Pop more than ever. But as the days go by, she realizes that family is more than who you’re related to—and that a home can be found in the unlikeliest of places.
A pitch-perfect debut about the many meanings of family in the tradition of Leslie Connor and Katherine Paterson.
“This upbeat tale portrays a hero’s journey that takes a community to complete.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Jane is an old-fashioned fix-it kid in this sweet story of folks young and old in need of what the Three Boulders stand for: forgiveness, redemption, and community.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“To get to Three Boulders, turn right at the juncture of sadness and courage, keep straight to the edge of wisdom, and take the fork to understanding. You won’t want to leave that magical place.”—Susan Patron, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Higher Power of Lucky
“Jane Pengilly is prickly, persistent—and an utter delight! She, and the other inhabitants of Three Boulders, will take your heart apart and put it back together again. A superb debut.”—Leslie Connor, author of The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle