Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Through a hot, dry Oklahoma summer, twelve-year-old Franny tends wild animals brought by her neighbors, hears gossip during a weekly quilting bee, befriends a new neighbor who has some big secrets, and learns to hope.
Family Relationships; Family violence; abusive father; abused child; physical abuse
mother and father
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2010-2011
Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2011-2012
Volunteer State Book Award, 2011-2012
farm; animal hospital; new neighbors; summer; drought; Oklahoma; friendship; dog; animals
McKinnon, Hannah Roberts, "Franny Parker" (2009). Diverse Families. 1131.