Donut Sedgwick is an 11-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice and birds hidden in her late mother’s hope chest. Her pops has just died, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, the click-clack of her knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever.
Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, and the woods and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up.
While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how to keep her right where she belongs.
I absolutely loved this book! The setting and time period (1927 in Cobden, Vermont) provide a perfect place for readers to get lost. And found. You'll cheer for Donut, and maybe even Aunt Agnes.