Article Title



Sydnee Burr


Dependable, Primary, Intermediate, Kevin Hankes, Sea Shells, Ocean, Vacation, Beach, Birthday

Document Type

Book Review


Alice is about to celebrate her tenth birthday. It's a special birthday; not only is it double-digits, but she gets to celebrate it with her parents and all their friends at their winter vacation home on the beach in Florida. Alice tries to behave adult-like, but her childish anticipation can't help but keep bubbling over. When things don't go as planned, special friends get snowed in and can't make it, and a new young face tries to fit in, Alice's parents and elderly neighbors do their best to create wonder out of a seemingly dull situation.