Flutter by Erin Moulton

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A beautiful debut novel for fans of The Penderwicks

Big things are about to happen at Maple's house. Mama's going to have a baby, which means now there will be four Rittle sisters instead of just three. But when baby Lily is born too early and can't come home from the hospital, Maple knows it's up to her to save her sister. So she and sister Dawn, armed with a map and some leftover dinner, head off down a river and up a mountain to find the Wise Woman, who guards a pool with miraculous powers. But the dangers Maple and Dawn encounter on their journey make them realize a thing or two about miracles--and about each other.
 

About Erin Moulton

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Erin E. Moulton (www.erinemoulton.com) is the author of Flutter. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their puppy.
 
Published May 12, 2011 by Puffin. 209 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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While readers will turn pages to discover how all this is resolved and will sympathize with the girls’ motives for the trek, they’ll likely not buy that youngsters of these ages would believe in a magical presence and potion, and the sheer number of dangers strains credulity.

Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Flutter

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Determined to help, Maple decides to make a 30-mile trek into the Vermont woods to visit Old Lady Hope, the Wise Woman of the Mountains (a folkloric character of local legend), seeking a miraculous cure.

Mar 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Flutter

YA Highway

The journey itself is patchworked with magical realism as Dawn and Maple search for the legendary Wise Woman and the healing waters she keeps in her woods.

Apr 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Flutter

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