Arrow in the wind Author:Dexter, Pat Egan When Ben's father said he was leaving home and getting a divorce, both Ben and his sister found the situation intolerable. Their mother had to go to work, and eventually Ben, too, had to find a job, although he was only eleven. Nothing was the the same as it had been before. Responsibility and sacrifice were the order of the day, and arguments a... more »nd self pity were often the results.
Yet, out of all the change and stress, Ben began to find a new life - and even a new friend. Joe Tepper, another boy without a father. But Joe, unfortunately, had a lot of bad habits. He was a bully, he was dirty,, he did poorly in school, and he stole things. And some of the consequences of his acts rubbed off on Ben, however innocent he was.
This is the story of a bad year in a boy's life, of coping with an unpleasant reality, of making the best of things. The family loyality that shines through and Ben's brave facing of each challenge as it comes along makes it a heart-warming story for boys and girls alike.« less