Meet theCOBBLE STREET COUSINS• Lily, who wants to be a poet •• Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star •• Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door •The cousins' parents are coming home! Of course Lily, Tess, and Rosie are looking forward to seeing their parents, but they're also sad about leaving their cozy attic room in Aunt Lucy's little blue house on Cobble Street -- and each other. So they plan a summer party to welcome their parents back and to cheer themselves up. But it's Aunt Lucy's boyfriend, Michael, whose wonderful surprise makes the party really special.
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel?Missing May?received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.Wendy Anderson Halperin?is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including?Let’s Go Home?by Cynthia Rylant,?Soft House?by Jane Yolen, and?Turn, Turn, Turn!?by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.