Author of the Newbery Medal Book Shiloh. In the fist of three prequels to the popular series, Phillis Reynolds Naylor introduces eight-year-old Alice McKinley, who wants pierced ears, really long hair, ice skates, a pet, and, most of all, a mother. Oh, and some friends would be nice.
Alice starts school in a new city with no mother and no friends. Will she ever fit in?