Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Run Away, Grief, Death, Family, Small Town, Fishing, Inventing, Taxidermy
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Stitch in Time,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
9, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss9/8