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Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows

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Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows by Armstrong, Douglas, 9781450258739
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  • ISBN: 9781450258739 | 1450258735
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/26/2010
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Emma Starkey is a spunky little girl trying hard to be charitable and virtuous. But hercalculated attempts have a way of backfiringwith tumultuous consequences in this poignant story of small-town life in 1920sKansas. As Emma's cranky grandmotherobserves, "Even sunflowers cast shadows."Weaving through four years of Emma'sengaging disasters is her chaotic friendshipwith a transplanted Yankee whiz kid, Margaret Drummond, whose family arrives one summer burdened with a heavy secret and a flair for the dramatic. Emma's and Margaret's brothers and sisters become friends, too, but their screwball pursuits and youthful infatuations spawn rivalries that threaten to split them apart.Perilous-even tragic-turns await, along with powerful and unexpected lessons about friendship, jealousy, compassion, and the curious world of grown-ups.Cornucopia, Kansas, is filled with colorfulcrackpots, bullies, and quiet heroes. In their stories, and most especially Emma's,Even Sunflowers Cast Shadowsrecaptures afaded moment when innocence could stillbe lost grudgingly.

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