The Thing About Dad - Book Trailer
For thirteen-year-old Jack Lansford, moving from upstate New York
to Virginia is a prison sentence. At least that’s what it feels like when his
dad takes a job down south and asks him to “give it a year.” Moving in, Jack's
misery turns to confusion when he stumbles across a box of letters to his
mother that forever changes the way he sees his light-hearted dad.
As close as Jack is with his father, they never talk about Mom, or the car accident that took her life when he was only three. So Jack can’t help himself from sneaking back to the journals—pages of heartfelt confessions about the mother he never knew. School begins and Jack tries to find his place—playing drums in the basement band with his dad and the neighbors while making a few friends along the way.
Jack confides in Miranda, the girl next door with the voice of a young Aretha Franklin. But when he shows her a poem his father wrote about his Mom, she decides it’s the song they should perform at the local band jam. With that, The Wallywalkers are primed for the big time, but first Jack has to summon the courage to have the talk of all talks with his dad.
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