Because of that Crow

Jun. 22 2020
Beverley Brenna
New Publication

Nine-year-old Harris is still dealing with the death of his parents from an accident three years ago. To make matters worse, Grampa’s cross all the time; his older sister Tessa thinks only about a boy at school; and Pinky—well, Pinky does what three-year-olds do. An upcoming assignment for the Grade 5 Science Fair seems like an impossible task with terrible consequences if Harris doesn’t finish.  But he just can’t seem to concentrate on anything but forgetting. When a mysterious crow flies into his life, Harris learns a few things about memory and how it works. But will his discoveries help him rise above the past and carry on? Magic realism, 27 000 words in fifteen short chapters, for ages 8 – 12 (Red Deer Press, 2020); free educators' guide at http://www.beverleybrenna.com/middle-grade-novels.html