Returning to the beach cottage—a cottage named Scallop—where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice.
Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell?
Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her. Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?
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Alice's family has always gone on a midwinter vacation to shell-laden western Florida, staying in the same place with familiar neighbors.Jun 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Junonia
As Alice counts the minutes until Kate’s arrival, she decides “this kind of waiting—waiting for something good and bad tangled together—should be given its own special name.” The author betrays Alice’s feelings about Kate’s six-year-old traveling companion through his description: she “had a roun...| Read Full Review of Junonia
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