SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK
Following a family move to Maine, twelve-year-old Reena has no idea what to expect.
She hopes it’s going to be beaches, blueberries and all the lobster she can eat. She certainly doesn’t expect to suddenly be put in charge of a menagerie of animals, belonging to the irascible Mrs Falala, who not only has a fast-wheeling pig, a secretive snake, but the most ornery cow she ever thought to meet.
A wonderfully funny, moving story of one family’s move to the country, and the challenges they face.