Owen and Eleanor Move In

Sparkhouse Family, April 2018.

When Eleanor moves into the downstairs apartment in Owen’s duplex, Owen teaches her how to fence (sort of) and how to make secret codes, and Eleanor teaches him how to build a pulley system to send notes and brownies between their apartments.

It looks like it will be a great summer… except that Eleanor doesn’t plan to stay. She wants her *old* house back, the house across town with the cool tree house—and she plans to run away and live in the tree house. Owen kind-of-accidentally promises to keep her secret and to help her escape—and then feels terrible, since he knows neither of them are allowed to ride the bus by themselves, much less run away from home. Owen and Eleanor Move In is a story about what it means to have a home . . . and what it means to be a friend.

Owen and Eleanor Move In is ideal for early readers, about ages 5-9. The book is published by the Lutheran press Sparkhouse–their first foray into chapter books!