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Summer's Call

A Michigan Day

Did you hear it too? Summer is calling. Summer has magic all its own. But Michigan summers? Those are something else. Told in sweet lyrical vignettes, Summer's Call captures that timeless Michigan summer feeling as it follows a family of four from sunrise to sunset. Summer in Michigan isn't just a season, it's a call that must be answered. Back matter includes an art activity that invites the reader to display their summer memories. Written and illustrated by local Michiganders.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 640L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111424), PDF (9781534198111), Hosted ebook (9781534198135)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Midwest Book Review - Summer's Call: A Michigan Day

“The Michigan-based author and illustrator capture the experience of summer in the Great Lake state with lovely stories and artwork that harkens to older times. Libraries can consider this celebration of Michigan’s environment a fine compliment to the usual geographic informational text that students use to learn about Michigan’s atmosphere and attractions.”

Kirkus Reviews - Summer's Call: A Michigan Day

Hellewell has created a nostalgic, rose-tinted narrative, enhanced by illustrations that harken back to the idealized childhood world of Tasha Tudor’s picture books…Backmatter with instructions on how to make a mobile to capture summer memories will spark the imaginations of creative readers.

Author: Amber Lynn Hellewell

Amber Lynn Hellewell moved to Michigan several years ago and grew enamored with the dramatic changing of the seasons. This is her first book. She lives in Pentwater, Michigan.

Illustrator: Gretchen Ellen Powers

Gretchen Ellen Powers saw her own Michigan childhood in the pages of this story and drew from family memories while illustrating it. She lives near South Haven, Michigan.

Activities for further learning
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Full-color illustrations