The “Seventeenth Swap” by Eloise McGraw is our featured book this week.  

The book jacket reads, “12-year-old Eric Greene needs $17.99, fast, because he can’t let cheerful little Jimmy, who he babysits, go without the red and black cowboy boots he’s lost his heart too, though Jimmy will never walk.  How to get such a sum?  Living with his father on a shoestring budget, Eric can count only three things all his own. But these might be swapped-for things that might be swapped for still more things to swap.

“Thus begins a series of wheelings and dealings that Eric hopes will parlay his tiny assets into that pair of boots.  Meanwhile, he gets to know old friends better and meet some fascinating new ones. Most important, Eric learns some surprising things about himself, which makes the seventeenth swap the best of all.

“In this touching and suspenseful story of a boy’s ingenuity and perseverance, Eloise McGraw, author of Hideaway and The Money Room, among other books, gives young readers a tale that is sure to delight and involve them.”

Looking for a great inspiration book that will have you seeing things in a different light?  Come on up to the Henning Public School Library and check out this great book or one of many others we have waiting for you.