Not as It Seems
About the Book
A friend. That’s what Ralphie wants more than anything. But making friends isn’t that easy. He has no idea how to go about it. Classmates laugh at him, pick on him, steal from him. His father doesn’t have time for him, and except for his mother, with whom he shares cookies, he has no friends. Ralphie learns that some things are real and some things are not as they seem. To figure out which is which, Ralphie will have to believe in himself and make peace with others. Ah, but wait! Lurking in the woods is a mysterious creature that will change his life forever.
About the Author
As a child, Susan Troutt was blessed with good teachers who introduced her to writing. She wrote, and in return, they displayed her stories in the hallway, entered her essays in contests, praised her pieces, and encouraged her to continue writing. When she grew up, she became a teacher, guiding fourth graders in the love of the written word and helping them find their own true joy in writing. Now retired from teaching, Susan Troutt lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband, and her pets, a border collie named Mattie, a sheltie named Rylie, and a tuxedo cat named Spatz. She is the author of The Child Pirate and Pirates to the End from her Tales from the Granite Countertop series and The How-to Joke and Jake the Detective from her Jake series. Visit her website at susantroutt.com.