Title: The Saxon Boy
Author: Lisa J Lickel
Genre: Historical Young Reader
How can John learn to love a new stepfather? When John Klessig's father dies suddenly, Mama marries Mr. Ernst - who is very different from Papa. His beard and his boots are big, and he doesn't want to help new families the same way Papa did with the inn. Without warning, fire threatens the village. John and all the neighbors, including the Indians, help each other as friends. But where is Mr. Ernst? How can John and his new stepfather learn to love and respect each other?
©2014 Lisa J. Lickel (P)2016 Lisa J. Lickel
What makes this a must-listen audiobook?
Charming for adults and children, this early-reader story about blended families transcends time. Although set in the mid-1800s, John’s struggle to accept his new stepfather is universal. Winner of the Jade Ring for excellence in youth fiction from the Wisconsin Writers Association, The Saxon Boy portrays a broken family healing with the help of their neighbors.
Lisa Lickel is an author, editor, and mentor who lives with her husband in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction both short and full-length, including mysteries, romance and family drama, feature articles, and radio theater. She belongs to the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Chicago Writers Association and is a writing coach at Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp & Retreat. Lisa loves to encourage new authors through mentoring, speaking, and leading workshops. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer and blogger, and a freelance editor. Find more at www.LisaLickel.com.
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