cover image Vinegar Pancakes and Vanishing Cream

Vinegar Pancakes and Vanishing Cream

Bonnie Pryor. HarperCollins Publishers, $16 (118pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06728-1

Martin Snodgrass feels like the only loser in a family of winners. His dad's a doctor, his mom's the mayor, older brother Tim is a sports champ, older sister Caroline is a whiz in school, baby brother Robbie is simply adorable. And then there is Martinan average student with no special talent and a face full of freckles. Martin limps along through an eventful spring, but it's not until a camping trip that he understands how he fits into his family. And, by the end of this fast-paced story, Martin is a self-confident, self-assured boy. Pryor's second novel for young readers is a touching, lighthearted look at an appealing character. Ages 7-10. (May)