First Pages – The Jungle Outside

“I wish I grew up in the jungle, so I could know how to climb trees,” Dante said.

Tanti turned from the dishes she’d be watching. Over the island that separated the kitchen from the living room, she spotted her grandson slouched on the living room couch looking like the unluckiest boy in the whole world. Larger than life on the TV, an animal clung to one tree limb while stretching towards another. A koala or sloth, she couldn’t tell. They didn’t have those in the Caribbean.

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Other First Pages:
With Grace
Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure and (Spanish language edition Perdida! Una Aventura en el Mar Caribe)
Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings
Musical Youth
Oh Gad!
The Boy from Willow Bend