Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
Arlo’s grandfather travels in time. Not literally — he just mixes up the past with the present. Arlo holds on as best he can, fixing himself cornflakes for dinner and paying back the owner of the corner store for the sausages Poppo eats without remembering to pay. But how long before someone finds out that Arlo is taking care of the grandfather he lives with instead of the other way around? When Poppo lands in the hospital and a social worker comes to take charge, Arlo’s fear of foster care sends him alone across three hundred miles. Armed with a name and a town, Arlo finds his only other family member — the grandmother he doesn’t remember ever meeting. But just finding her isn’t enough to make them a family. Unfailingly honest and touched with a dash of magical realism, Sarah Sullivan’s evocative debut novel delves into a family mystery and unearths universal truths about home, trust, friendship, and strength — all the things a boy needs.
All That’s Missing just sounds really adorable. I already feel sorry for Arlo and want to know more about his grandfather, and thats just from reading the blurb!
Due to be released by Candlewick Press in October 2013.
What are you looking forward to this week? Please share your WoW in the comments!
This sounds amazing! I swear you pick the best books to feature each week. All That’s Missing sounds amazing, I’ll definitely be checking it out when it’s released. Great pick, thanks for the introduction!
Aww thanks Hollie! I love finding new books to showcase 🙂