Trouble at the Crab Shack Café introduces a new heroine: eleven year old Ellie Booton who is quirky, funny, a thinker, a doer, a bit of a worrier. And who wouldn’t be? Moving with her family into her grandma’s house by the sea means starting over: new school, new friends, new life. That’s a tall order by anyone’s standards.
Gilby Flynn casts a shadow over school and home life is a bumpy ride – but when Ellie teams up with Elsie, things start to look up. It’s summer and the Crab Shack Café looks like it will be a haven – until things start to go horribly wrong. The weather is AWFUL. Seagulls screech, the wind howls, and all the important parts of Ellie’s life start to unravel. And who is the solemn boy in the blue jacket?
Oh, and there’s a school project for the summer holiday – it’s called ‘Helping Hands’ and you only have to show you’ve made the world a BETTER PLACE. Hasn’t Ellie got enough on her plate?
Atmospheric, thoughtful and heart warming; this funny story, told by Ellie, delves into life at its trickiest.
Suitable reading from 9 to 99+