- Author: Rosemary Wells
- Binding: PB
Set in the 1950s in the West, Ivy runs a pet-sitting service for the summer and tries to keep the boy next door from destroying everything. He's not bad, just thoughtless (as a mother, I can relate to both the lack of thinking things through, and the frustration that everyone around him feels). I'm not really a horse or dog person, and this book has both, but it charmed me with its sweetness and honest depictions of friendship.