Jen K. Blom Possum Summer

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Possum Summer

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Possum Summer is an uplifting novel about a girl and her father whose fractious relationship is healed by the hard lessons they learn about love and letting go. Eleven-year-old P (short for Princess) longs for a pet, but her father insists that all animals on their Oklahoma farm earn their keep. While he's away on combat duty, P rescues an orphaned opossum that she names Ike. When her father is injured and her world falls down around her ears, P knows she must find it in herself to betray Ike's trust and force him to survive in the wild - no matter how much it kills her to do it.

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Possum Summer is a heartwarming, vibrant story [that] mixes themes of honor, resolve, and courage with just the right blend of adventure, excitement, humor, danger, love, compassion, and a small touch of romance. It's a book that middle graders will want to read. --Bill Wallace, author of A Dog Called Kitty --Bill Wallace

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Jen K. Blom grew up on a farm on the Oklahoma plains similar to the setting of Possum Summer where she, unlike P, had many pets, including several dogs, horses, a raccoon and an opossum. Since then, she has lived in many places, including Texas, California, Canada and Australia, and worked at many jobs ranging from polo player and groom to insurance claims investigator. She now lives in Germany, where she works as a translator and business writer. This is her first book.

Visit her website at jenkblom.com

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