cover image BLISTER


Susan Shreve, . . Scholastic/Signature, $4.99 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-439-19314-6

After her sister is stillborn, Alyssa (who came to Jonah's aid in Jonah the Whale) and her family move from their farmhouse to a cramped apartment—and their lives begin to unravel. "With a tightly woven plot and entirely convincing characters, Shreve again proves herself an inspired and inspiring storyteller," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12. (June)