Julia is short for her age. This summer she gets cast as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz. She never thought of herself as a performer, but her new friendship with an adult with dwarfism who doesn't let her size define her, and an artistic neighbor, she finds that she may not be very tall, but she more than deserves to hold her head high.
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life... until now.
Mama has trained up her baby possums in the ways of their breed, and now it's time for all of them – even little Appleblossom – to make their way in the world. Apple-
blossom has learned all the rules but still can’t resist exploring. So, rescue mission ensues when she accidentally falls down a human family’s chimney! Now it’s up to her brothers to save her.
Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run and nothing besides his little brother to care about. He has lived his life in the back of truck, under the threat of his criminal father. And then Sam sees Emily Bell. That's when everything changes.
I'll Be There SEQUEL: Emily Bell has it all. This summer is destined to be the best time of her life. But the biggest threat to her happiness is someone she never saw coming. Sam's criminally insane father, whom everyone thought they'd finally left behind, is planning a jail break. And he knows exactly where to find Emily and his sons.