The Way to Stay in Destiny (Paperback)

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When Theo gets off a bus in Destiny, Florida, he's left behind the only life he's ever known. Now he's got to live with Uncle Raymond, a Vietnam War vet and a loner who wants nothing to do with this long-lost nephew. Thank goodness for Miss Sister Grandersole's Boarding House and Dance School. The piano that sits in Miss Sister's dance hall calls to Theo. He can't wait to play those ivory keys. When Anabel arrives things get even more enticing. This feisty girl, a baseball fanatic, invites Theo on her quest to uncover the town's connection to old-time ball players rumored to have lived there years before. A mystery, an adventure, and a musical exploration unfold as this town called Destiny lives up to its name.
Acclaimed author Augusta Scattergood has delivered a straight-to-the-heart story with unforgettable characters, humor, and hard questions about loss, family, and belonging.

About the Author

Augusta Scattergood is the author of Glory Be, a National Public Radio Backseat Book Club selection and The Way to Stay in Destiny, an Amazon Best pick. A children s book reviewer, her articles appear in The Christian Science Monitor, and Delta Magazine. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Madison, New Jersey. Visit her at"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545538251
ISBN-10: 0545538254
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English