HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW?
2001 Parents' Choice Award
Josh is a twelve-year-old with dyslexia who spends the summer on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother Simon and grandparents he hardly knows. His "bug-eyed" grandfather (alias Grumps) rarely says a kind word. Living on Seal Island is torture until Josh realizes his own ingenuity. He captures a pet mouse, learns about seals and whales and meets a cute girl. In a dramatic, life-threatening emergency, Josh learns he is just as smart as his "gifted" older brother. He spends "the worst and the best" summer of his life on Seal Island, far out to sea off the coast of Maine.
"I loved HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW?, but as a true test I had it reviewed by an expert, my 11-year-old daughter, Lucy. She wolfed it down like a delicious meal, and when she was done she pronounced it excellent. 'It's a super book, Dad. I hope lots of people read it.' I couldn't agree with Lucy more."
-Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
author of Driven to Distraction
"Josh is the kind of boy I wish every kid could meet...hard-working, sensitive, adventuresome, intelligent, and yes...dyslexic! Thanks to Caroline Janover for giving young people a great story and an even greater understanding of what it means to be dyslexic."
-J. Thomas Viall, Former Executive Director, International Dyslexia Association
"Janover has created a real flesh-and-blood protagonist. ...A fine novel that happens to have a dyslexic hero."
-School Library Journal