From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech
comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and
unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. With a
starred review from KirkusReviews calling it an "enchanting tale to
treasure," The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the
Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs--of young Naomi
and Lizzie, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, USA, and of
Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard,
Ireland, who have become estranged.
Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best
friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield.
Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows
all the peculiar people in town--like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins.
But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A
strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man
appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are
revealed--three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge,
and that boy--and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed
As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can
be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects
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