By Vivien Gorham
Ages 8 to 12
In Vivien Gorham’s Spirit of Summerwood, protagonist visits the eponymous camp, the 12-year-old’s favourite place on earth, where she’ll find with her best friend, her mentor and her beloved equine. Yet this year, there are many unsettling changes — most alarmingly, a ghostly boy that only she can see. Fans of Gorham’s earlier work will be delighted with this standalone book, an ideal intro for new “big book” readers.