Nine-year-old Simms is enormously wise, yet no one - not even his parents - will listen to him. Cricket, living a lonely life beneath the floorboards in Simms's room, worries about how he will reunite with his bride-to-be. One winter's day, life changes for both cricket and boy when they discover they can communicate with each other. Through Morse code, the two tell of their troubles, listen to each other's ideas, and together learn that it's sometimes difficult to do the right thing. Reissued with charming new illustrations, this beloved classic by acclaimed author Felice Holman is sure to delight a new generation of readers.
Felice Holman is the author of more than 20 books for young readers, including the highly praised Slake's Limbo. She is a past winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and the Bank Street College Award. Her books have been included in the ALA Notables and the New York Times Best Books of the Year. Felice lives in California, USA.