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Realistic Fiction

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Family, Features People of Color, Humor

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The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

Written by:

Dana Alison Levy

Published:

May 10, 2016

Publisher:

Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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Summary

Love the TV show Modern Family? Wait until you meet the family Fletcher! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two cats, and one pug, the Fletchers will have you laughing out loud!  
 
Welcome to Rock Island, Where Time Stands Still!
 
The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their best summer memories. But from their first day on vacation, it’s clear that this year, things have changed. Their favorite lighthouse is all boarded up‘ and the Fletcher boys can’t figure out why or how to save it. Add a dose of Shakespeare, a very tippy kayak, a video camera, (maybe, possibly, or not) a swimming cat, and some new neighbors, and the recipe for a crazy vacation is complete. 
 
Over the course of the summer, the Fletchers will learn that sometimes, even in a place where time stands still, the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful surprises await.

A JLG Selection! 

"There is constant action and delightful humor, but there are also realistic present-day problems and happy solutions. An old-fashioned summer adventure set in a very modern world, this lively family tale will leave readers impatient for more. "--Kirkus, Starred 

"While the other story lines reach satisfying resolutions, this one— about a young African American male struggling to figure out his identity in the largely white landscape of Rock Island—leaves room for thought-provoking, timely discussion.--Horn Book

"A must-have middle grade family story with contemporary sensibilities."--SLJ, Starred   

"Lots of kids will want to take this along on their summer vacations."--Booklist 

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