The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

In this companion to The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, the Fletchers head to their beloved Rock Island, a tiny island out to sea where everything stays the same…until this year. With the lighthouse threatened, the Fletcher boys and their new friends have to confront changes in themselves and the island they love.

The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their best summer memories. Romping in the surf, biking the windy shore roads, and catching crabs are just a few of the island’s delights. And best of all is the Rock Island Lighthouse, right next door and theirs to explore, year after year. But from their first day on the island it’s clear that this year, things have changed.

And Sam, Jax, Eli, and Frog Fletcher can’t quite believe their eyes.

FIRST, a giant fence is blocking their beloved lighthouse, which has always been open to the public. Why is it closed? And what is the For Sale sign doing there?

SECOND, there are new neighbors, Valerie and Alex Gallindo. Kids next door might be okay, if they’re not totally annoying. But first impressions are not looking good…

THIRD, who the heck is Chase Kark and why does he want to buy the lighthouse? (And why does he wear such weird green shorts all the time)?

And FOURTH, there’s now an ice cream truck on Rock Island! (Okay, that one’s pretty awesome. But still, it’s totally different).

Add a dose of Shakespeare, a very tippy kayak, a video camera, and (maybe, possibly, or not) a swimming cat, and the recipe for a crazy summer is complete. Sam, Jax, Eli, and Frog’s time on Rock Island is not at all what they expected. Can Rock Island remain the same, even with all these transformations? For the Fletcher boys, and even for Papa and Dad, the summer brings new changes, both in themselves and the island they love.

Awards & Other Cool Things

  • Amazon Best of the Month Selection
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Bank Street’s Best Books List
  • Chicago Public Library Best Books List
  • 2017 Rainbow List
  • Washington State and New Jersey State Awards List

Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780553521337
May 2016