To find her long-lost sister,
to find her place in a new family,
to make things the way they used to be…
In 1967, World War II was just one generation ago, the Summer of Love calls for peace, and Bea’s grandmother knows that it’s time to meet up with her sister Amelia Earhart back in their favorite childhood place, no matter what!
If someone’s dream seems possible, but very unlikely, what will you do?
My book talk: Her grandmother wants to reunite with her long-lost sister, and 12-year-old Bea wants to get away from her new stepfamily – a trip from California to Kansas sounds great! Never mind that only grandmother Pidge has heard from her sister Amelia since the famous aviator went missing or that Bea was only staying at Pidge’s new retirement village for a short visit…
With 30 years of Meelie’s letters in Pidge’s purse, the pair hops an eastbound train headed for Atchison (never mind about reservations for a sleeper), as Bea writes about their trip in her new adventure journal.
Her parents’ divorce made Bea so sad – why did Dad have to remarry?
Pidge keeps changing her mind about things – is she really in control of the situation?
Train, plane, automobile – will they get to Atchison in time to meet Meelie?
Family stories old, new, and being written form the heart of this road trip during the “summer of love” in 1967 as Pidge tries to reconnect with her beloved adventurous sister.