Moonpenny Island: 12/12/15
Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb is a middle grade novel about life on a small island on the American side of Lake Erie. Though her island is completely fictional, it's description and the surrounding cities make it easy to place near Middle Bass Island.
Flor is looking forward to being a sixth grader with her best friend in the small school on Moonpenny. Those dreams are shattered when her friend is shipped to the mainland for a larger public school. In Sylvie's place is the daughter of a geologist, here with her father to study trilobites. Flor's time spent with them gives her a chance to reexamine her own place on Moonpenny Island.
Moonpenny Island is a quiet book. It is an emotion blend of Lucy Maud Montgomery's books and Non Non Biyori, a manga and series about school life in rural Japan.