Article Title

A Stitch in Time


Karen Abbott


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Run Away, Grief, Death, Family, Small Town, Fishing, Inventing, Taxidermy

Document Type

Book Review


Donut is adjusting to the recent death of her father when her maternal aunt announces that Donut will go home with her to Boston. Donut will have none of it. When her more conventional methods fail to persuade Aunt Agnes that she should stay, Donut determines to run away. A friendly neighbor has an abandoned cabin at the other end of a nearby pond, and Donut sets up house with the mice and a midnight bear for company. Her time in the cabin teaches her many things, perhaps most importantly that family belongs with family.