The Shell Lady's Daughter
About the Book
Fourteen-year-old Kelly doesn't understand why she has been shipped off to stay with her rigid grandparents in Florida. And why does her mother have to stay up north in the hospital and her grandmother refuses to answer her questions? Walking the hot, sunny Florida beach, Kelly remembers her mother's sad stories about shell ladies. Suddenly she realizes they are more than fairy tales. Is it her fault that her darling mother has had a mental breakdown? And do her mother's needs or her own struggle for independence come first?
About the Author
C. S. Adler is the author of forty-three novels for middle grade and Y.A. readers. Her books are included in many state lists, ALA, and IRA Children Choices. They have been reprinted in nine foreign languages. Her awards include: Golden Kite, William Allen White, Child Study Committee, ALA Best Book, and ASPCA Henry Berg.