11 short stories about everyday problems of growing up
Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it's like when she, too, becomes a target.
After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the Canadian wilderness, surviving with only the aid of a hatchet.
Georgina persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life, which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. Catherine has to ask herself: What is normal, anyway?
Mibs Beaumont is turning 13, and discovers her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
When their beloved Aunt Grace dies, Dan and Amy - along with other Cahill descendants - are faced with an unusual choice: inherit one million dollars or participate in a perilous treasure hunt.
An alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to a young wizard in training. Next thing they know, they are trying to save the kingdom!
Milo is a bored, bored young man who can't see the point to anything. He’s knocked out of his glum humdrum by the sudden appearance of a tollbooth in his bedroom. What ensues is a journey of mythic proportions, during which Milo encounters countless odd characters who are anything but dull.