"Ray's loving attention to setting, character, and detail makes this debut special, a quiet and subtle evocation of a time and a place based on real events and a real teacher. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old April Sloane lives an isolated life on Doubletop Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, so she doesn't believe it when her friend Dewey Jessup claims to have met President Hoover at his new summer place down the mountain.
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