About the Book
In the third and final book in the middle grade trilogy that Newbery Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia raved is “brimming with hilarity and sisterly hijinks,” Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver return to Cape Cod for another unforgettable summer.
This summer, the town of Pruet is turning 300, and a huge celebration is planned. On their first night back east, the girls make a promise not to fight with each other, ensuring that this will be the best summer yet.
It shouldn’t be too hard. Each sister, after all, has her own focus during the visit. Marigold makes it her mission to befriend Chloe, the famous director Philip Rathbone’s niece, who is working on the set of her uncle’s upcoming television series. Zinnie is busy creating an attention-grabbing blog to help her chances of becoming editor-in-chief of her school’s literary journal. And Lily has become quite the explorer with her science day camp group. All seems to be going smoothly until Zinnie’s growing friendship with Chloe leaves Marigold feeling hurt. Her little sister is stealing her new best friend—why can’t Zinnie just stop intruding on Marigold’s life?
With the divide between the girls growing deeper, Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily worry it’s impossible for them to go a summer without a big fight. The same silver moon may hang in the night sky each year, but the sisters below it are changing in ways they have yet to understand. If they grow apart, more than a promise could be at risk. But if they grow together…the sky’s the limit.
Educator and Librarian Resources
“Charming. [A] humorous yet thoughtful sister story.” —Kirkus Reviews (on The Brightest Stars of Summer)
“Like Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks, this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not-Summer offers a view of a summer of delicious freedom to roam, opportunity for the girls to pursue their passions, and soul-searching. An idyllic romp filled with family, festivities, and forgiveness.” —School Library Journal (on The Brightest Stars of Summer)
“The Forget-Me-Not Summer brims with hilarity and sisterly hijinks.” —Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Howland gives more nuance than is often seen in middle-grade fiction. Reminiscent of the Penderwicks series. Readers will be drawn in, and once inside, they will find a book that might well become a favorite.” —Booklist (starred review) (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Perfect for middle grades and a clean read for all ages, this summer-vacation novel is a breath of realistic fresh air and a welcome addition to any school or public library.” —5Q, 4P review, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“Well-told with engaging characters.” —Kirkus Reviews (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“The real-life dynamics between the sisters [are] humorous and touching. This heartwarming story is hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
“This entertaining tale of three California sisters roughing it with their Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod has humor, romance, a little drama and a worthwhile life lesson along with an engaging portrait of sibling ties.” —Buffalo News (on The Forget-Me-Not Summer)
- ISBN: 9780062318756
- ISBN 10: 0062318756
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- On Sale: 06/13/2017
- Pages: 304
- List Price: 21.00 CAD
- Ages: 8 to 12
- BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
- BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
- BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women