Tamara L. Bundy

Pixie Pushes On

Pixie’s defenses are up, and it’s no wonder. She’s been uprooted, the chickens seem to have it in for her, and now her beloved sister, Charlotte, has been stricken with polio and whisked away into quarantine. So it’s not surprising Pixie lashes out. But her habit of making snap judgements–and giving her classmates nicknames like “Rotten Ricky” and “Big-Mouth Berta”–hasn’t won her any friends. At least life on the farm is getting better with the delivery of its newest resident–a runt baby lamb. Raising Buster takes patience and understanding–and this slowing down helps Pixie put things in better perspective. So too does paying attention to her neighbors, and finding that with the war on she’s not the only one missing someone. As Pixie pushes past her own pain to become a bigger person, she’s finally able to make friends; and to laugh about the fact that it is in places where she least expected it.

Tamara L. Bundy

Tamara Bundy is a former columnist for the Cincinnati Post. Her regular column on being a mom also appeared on EWTN global Catholic radio. She teaches English at Miami University. Tamara is the author or co-author of seven non-fiction books. Her middle grade novel, Walking with Miss Millie (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin) won several awards including the Ohioana Award for Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction and has landed on many state reading lists. Her second middle grade novel, Pixie Pushes On comes out January ‘20 and will also be published by Paulsen/Penguin. Her debut picture book will be published in 2021 by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Website: http://www.TamaraBundy.com

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