By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
While his academic-minded mom and dad choose to forsake civilization for a desert summer season within the Sierra Nevada mountains, James Fielding figures he’ll be counting the mins until eventually it’s over. yet within the woods someday, he comes upon a powerful deer and turns into fascinated with its majesty and sweetness. Then he meets very diversified women. Thirteen-year-old Griffin Donahue is “pure and unfastened and beautiful.” Diane Jarrett is a tanned, “hot-pink-bikinied” goddess. Griffin is at one with nature. Diane is slumming on the within sight unique camp, with its decadent luxurious and A-list visitors. whilst those worlds collide, threatening the lifestyles of the stag, James embarks on a quest to discover a chum who’s long past missing—and to avoid wasting a life.
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A Fabulous Creature by Zilpha Keatley Snyder