Cover image for the book Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow's Nest by Karen Pavlicin

5.5"x7" 160 pages

ISBN 978-1-934617-00-7
Hardcover $16.95
Case Quantity 56

Available from major wholesalers and your favorite booksellers. Or order direct online at or by phone, 651-357-8770.

Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow’s Nest

When 10-year-old Andy Parker reluctantly goes to Grandma’s house for the summer, all he can think about is how much he misses his dad in heaven and his best friend Anthony, who moved away. What will he do in this sleepy small town for the entire summer? But it turns out even cow dung can be interesting and something wonderful can come from rotten apples.

From the back cover:
Mom called this my Summer of Courage. She said that when you need courage the most is when you realize what’s happened in your life and you decide to get up the next morning anyway. Mom and I did our best to keep going, to have courage. We prayed a lot. Sometimes I wondered if God ever listened. I prayed real hard for my dad to get better, but he died. I prayed that Anthony would be my best friend forever, but that was going to be harder now that we didn’t live next door to each other. And I prayed that Mom would learn to cook something besides hot dogs and jelly sandwiches.

I closed my eyes and prayed for God to send me a sign. Any sign he was listening. He sent me perch, Mrs. Sackets, and crow’s nest.

Now in paperback as Summer of Courage.

“…an upbeat, positive story…wise, hopeful…with a subtle simplicity sure to touch hearts.” –School Library Journal

“An enjoyable adventure of discovery…” – Midwest Book Review


Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver
Benjamin Franklin Awards – Silver
Children's Crown Award list
Children’s Crown Award – Finalist
Foreword Reviews Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards – Finalist
Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY) Silver Medal
Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY) – Silver
Midwest Book Awards Finalist
Midwest Book Awards – Finalist
Moms Choice Awards Silver
Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards – Gold Medal
National Parenting Publications Awards
NAPPA Honors Book

Media Downloads