Margaret K. McElderry Books
Twelve-year-old Will Ames and his sister Cassie go to stay with their sister in nearby Wiscasset, Maine, after a disabling accident ruins Will's plans for a career in farming.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Physical disability; sister taking care of siblings; missing leg; acquired limb difference/amputation; prosthetic limb
male child; female child
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2005, Honor Book, Language Arts K-6 Novels
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Age (12 and up)
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
accident; Maine; farming; city life; aspirations; wooden leg; woodworking; bullying; journal entries
Wait, Lea, "Wintering Well" (2004). Diverse Families. 1912.