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Although ten-year-old Kobi’s parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she says “Avanti!” she can see them. Now that her life is being turned upside down again, she will need the magic words her mother left behind more than ever. Instead of living with wealthy Grandmamma in Paris, Kobi and her sister will temporarily stay in Des Moines, Iowa. There, the girls will, as Uncle Wim puts it, “live like normal kids for a change.” To fit in at her new school Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her. In a heart-wrenching climax, she must confront not only the untruths she has told others but the stories she has made herself believe. Only then will she be able to grieve for her parents and move on with her life.
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Family / Siblings
Publisher: Holiday House
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Sharelle Byars Moranville
Street Date: July 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-3251
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