The Secret of Four Notch

A middle grade novel

Danny loves his 1950’s life in Pomona, California. With lots of friends and summer adventures to look forward to, he can’t wait for school to end. But his plans are crushed when his family abruptly moves to a middle-of-nowhere town in Washington state. The change is too much for Danny. Not only has he lost his friends, he feels like the primitive place he’s moved to and even the weather are enemies. As he tries to adjust to his new life, he makes friends with Kip, the kid next door, who shows him around their surprising neighborhood. They have a troubling encounter with Mr. Wolf, who tells them about “Four Notch,” a secret place that plays tricks with time. Stubbornly resistant to change, Danny runs away and gets trapped in a long-ago time where each new experience informs his search for ways to cope when things change too fast. Link to the Secret of Four Notch book trailer.