Jamie is a little girl living in an unpredictable and intimidating world. Life is not easy for a child being raised by a single parent, but fortunately Jamie’s mother has others she can rely on to help in the rearing process. Jamie will learn some important life lessons this summer, which will carry her far into an interesting future.
Jamie spends the summer with her grandmother in the country and learns not to judge others by their looks, class or upbringing, but by their character. She also learns lessons about her own nature and how she should relate to others. She reluctantly makes a new friend in Denny, who becomes the focus of Jamie's fresh perspective on friendship.
This book deals with issues relating to the importance of tolerance of differences in others, perhaps in physical disabilities or class.
"This book provides discussion tools to help guide children to learn to be responsible when adults are not present. It also can help kids sort out feelings when dealing with the sickness or death of a loved one or a pet, and dealing with a traumatic event. Discussing these issues with children before and after reading this book are suggested. This book is not intended to replace the need for professional care."