When his grandfathers dementia raises the specter of foster care, Arlo flees to find his only other family member in this genuine, heartening novel.Arlos grandfather travels in time. Not literallyhe just mixes up the past with the present. Arlo holds on as best he can, fixing himself cornflakes for dinner and paying back the owner of the corner store for the sausages Poppo eats without remembering to pay. But how long before someone finds out that Arlo is taking care of the grandfather he lives with instead of the other way around? When Poppo lands in the hospital and a social worker comes to take charge, Arlos fear of foster care sends him alone across three hundred miles. Armed with a name and a town, Arlo finds his only other family memberthe grandmother he doesnt remember ever meeting. But just finding her isnt enough to make them a family. Unfailingly honest and touched with a dash of magical realism, Sarah Sullivans evocative debut novel delves into a family mystery and unearths universal truths about home, trust, friendship, and strengthall the things a boy needs.
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