War at the Snow White Motel and Other Stories
In War at the Snow White Motel, Rex and his family are vacationing in Vermont. A thoughtless act launches him into war with an older teenager at their motel, but a much bigger conflict — the Vietnam War — looms large on the horizon.
Ant wants to join the #FridaysForFuture movement — and impressing the new girl at school is only one good reason why. Joseph and Danny are determined to right an old wrong, no matter the consequences. Michel takes a road trip to spot a rare bird, and along the way learns what his father is really afraid of. Robin has to battle her anxiety when her great-grandfather sends her in search of an old stuffed toy with a storied past. Walker is home for the summer, in time to help his little sister expose a local company's dubious environmental practices. A boy can't figure out why the class bully won't leave him alone — it's not anything he could have foreseen.
Tim Wynne-Jones captures pivotal moments small and large as these characters fight for understanding, courage and a better future. This new collection features six brand-new stories and three that have been previously published. (From Groundwood Books)
Tim Wynne-Jones is a British–Canadian author of children's literature and adult novels. The Perth, Ont.based author has written over 35 books — including The Starlight Claim, The Ruinous Sweep and The Maestro —and is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award.
Wynne-Jones has received the Edgar Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and was made an Officer to the Order of Canada in 2012.