Then Jessica's mother offers to let her visit her father in Mexico for the holidays, at the fabulous house of her father's uncle Lucius, a famous painter. Jessica is thrilled.
Once there, she falls under the spell of Lucius's home, and his Christmas guests, Brooke and Tony, who are college age. Together the three young people race around Acapulco in an old Jeep, swim, and go dancing. It's paradise. Except for dad. Here in paradise he's not the father Jessica dreamed of at all....
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.