Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wildflower Ranch earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Wildflower Ranch, by Stefani Carmichael, is the story of Alyssa, a young girl whose little brother is autistic. Alyssa and her brother Ethan have a very special bond; she knows when and what he must eat, and what needs to be done to keep from triggering emotional upsets that can be traumatic for her brother. Most importantly, she knows what makes him happy. When Alyssa's mother disappears, she does her best to take care of Ethan by herself, fearing that if they are taken into protective custody, they might be separated.
For a while, Alyssa manages to take care of her brother on her own. But ultimately she must accept her limitations and take help from others. As she learns to have a little faith, she comes to realize that it is okay to lean on others for support.
Wildflower Ranch is a great book for young readers and includes elements of drama and adventure in a story with a powerful message of hope and faith. This book comes highly recommended and has earned our Seal of Approval
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