The Four Sea­sons of Pa­trick

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

By Su­san Hughes Red Deer Press, 80 pages, $10 A chap­ter book suit­able for be­gin­ning read­ers, The Four Sea­sons of Pa­trick will res­onate with any child who has dreamed of hav­ing a tree­house in the back­yard. Pa­trick is up­set when his wid­owed fa­ther an­nounces he is go­ing to marry Linda and that she and her daugh­ter, Claire, will be mov­ing into Pa­trick’s house. He re­sents Linda tak­ing his mother’s place and is up­set that Claire will make his home more crowded. Only when he and his friend, Harry, build a tree­house over the sum­mer does Pa­trick feel free. One night he re­al­izes how much Claire also misses her own home and agrees to share the tree­house. Hughes lives in Toronto and has writ­ten both fic­tion and non-fic­tion for young peo­ple.

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