The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
by Dana Alison Levy
Grades 3 & up
The fabulous Fletchers are back, this time spending the month of August at their family summer home on Rock Island. The boys have been looking forward to the summer, but as soon as they get there they find that there are many changes. The lighthouse next door, which they think of as their own, has a fence around it with a Do Not Enter sign. The usually empty house next door has a family living in it. Nothing feels quite right. As the summer progresses, they find their way, each with changes of their own. A perfect book for summer — or in the middle of the winter when the summer feels so far away… Recommended for fans of the first book and the Penderwicks, grades 3 & up.
Kudos to Ms. Levy for the way she tackles issues of race and racism in the book! It is not a major plot point, but an important one that was worth addressing.