Books by Kay Life

YOU COME TO YOKUM by Carol Otis Hurst
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Readers will be drawn in before they know it, and will find the whole more than the sum of its chapters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Franklin comes to Yokum—a large vacation lodge in Western Massachusetts—as part of a family plot to curb his Mother's embarrassing suffragist work after Mother gets herself arrested in Washington. Read full book review >
MY RED BALLOON by Eve Bunting
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not sentimental but full of sentiment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bunting captures the tension, fear, anxiety and release in a small boy whose father is coming home from a Navy tour. Read full book review >
POPPY'S CHAIR by Karen Hesse
Released: March 31, 1993

"Thoughtful and well crafted. (Picture book. 5-8)"
At Gramm's house for her first long visit since ``Poppy'' died, Leah is sad and uneasy: she's afraid to look at his picture, unwilling to sing the song they shared, and conscious of the familiar chair that, in unspoken agreement, she and Gramm are both avoiding. Read full book review >