One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street
- Publication Date: March 1, 2012
- Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 7 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781419701818
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: Black-and-white line drawings
- Rights: North America
When a mysterious man arrives one day on Orange Street, the children who live on the block try to find out who he is and why he’s there. Little do they know that his story—and the story of a very old orange tree—connects to each of their personal worries in ways they never could have imagined. From impressing friends to dealing with an expanding family to understanding a younger sibling’s illness, the characters’ story lines come together around that orange tree.
Taking place over the course of a day and a half, Joanne Rocklin’s masterful novel deftly builds a story about family, community, and the importance of connection. In the end the fate of the tree (and of the kids who care for it) reminds us of the magic of the everyday and of the rich history all around us.
About the author
Joanne Rocklin is the critically acclaimed author of several books, including One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, which School Library Journal called “fascinating and thought-provoking . . . sweet and tart and sure to satisfy.” She lives in Oakland, California.