The Village by the Sea
by Fox, Paula. (Orchard, 1988 ISBN 0-531-05788-7.) Novel. 160 pages. Grades 4+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.
Forced to stay with her father's relatives while he is having heart surgery, Emma comes in contact with jealousy and spitefulness on the part of an adult for the first time. Aunt Bea's behavior often seems to have no explanation -- not from her husband, the gentle Uncle Crispin, from Emma's father or even from Aunt Bea herself.