A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost.
Fourteen-year-old Sara Godfrey's summer isn't going very well: she's bored, lonely, and longing to be a completely different person. Recently, Sara's sole source of comfort has been the group of swans on a nearby lake. Watching the regal swans gives Sara and Charlie, her mentally retarded brother, a sense of peace. But one night Charlie disappears, and Sara must put aside her own troubles and help find him. Winner of the 1971 Newbery Medal.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Social Issues / Adolescence, General, Family / Siblings