for The Secret of Old Zeb by Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael P. White
Some dreams are just too big to be kept in bottles. New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy brings to life the story of Walter Higgins, a scrappy kid with a great imagination.
When he's shipped off to Boston to visit his unknown Great Aunt Hortensia, aka "the Warden," Walter is sure that this will be the worst summer ever. Then, a lonely, grizzled sailor named Old Zeb comes into Walter's life, and together they work on the Great Secret Project. Little by little, Old Zeb and Great Aunt Hortensia lead Walter to realize his own dreams and discover the magic that can be released when you reach for the stars. Deedy's fun-filled and magical story reminds us all of the power of reaching for impossible dreams.