This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. Author's bio: Marc Talbert has written many books for young readers, several of them published in seven foreign countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tesuque, New Mexico. Description: Toby's family is different from most. His father is retarded and his mother brain-damaged.
When Toby hears the Reverend Olsen tell his mother that her son is running wild, Toby recognized it as another skirmish in his long battle to stay with his illiterate parents.
The minister’s charges, along with those of a neighbor who accuses Toby of stealing, are only two of the daunting problems Toby must confront. But none of his opponents take into account Toby’s most powerful weapon—the great unquestioning love he and his parents share.