Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

Finding Esme

bySuzanne Crowley

Hardcover | May 1, 2018

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After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor on Solace Hill, twelve-year-old Esme has avoided returning to that horrible spot. But when her little brother, Bo, and her dog, Old Jack, run up on the hill while chasing fireflies, she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out underneath the abandoned tractor. Esme feels like the bones are a message from her deceased grandfather, a connection from beyond the grave.

Digging only at night with the help of her best friend, Finch, Esme slowly uncovers the dinosaur bones. But when word gets out that Esme might have discovered something valuable, everyone wants a piece of the action—including Esme’s no-good father, Harlan, who was last seen three years ago.

Now reporters and researchers are flooding her family’s farm; something strange is happening between Harlan and Esme’s mother; and her grandmother, Gran Bee, has rekindled a decades-long feud. With so much going on, all Esme wants is to have her special connection to her grandfather back.

A moving and heartfelt story about family, friendship, and learning to deal with loss, from the author of THE VERY ORDERED EXISTENCE OF MERILEE MARVELOUS.