Comparing favorably with her last book, The New Boy, this is another well-handled story about achieving that sense of belonging. Ten year old Larry had always been friends with the athletic Skip. Never before, until the advent of their first Field Day, had he thought about the big difference between their prowesses in sports- his own awkwardness in contrast to Skip's skill. But eventually and venturesomely, it is Larry who makes the Field Day possible when the powers that be threaten to prevent it, and Larry to whom Skip and the Rainy Day Club present a very special award. A satisfying tale of accomplishment, full of good red-blooded American Boy feelings that are very sympathetically expressed.