By Patricia Reilly Giff
Recommended by Nelda
A William Allen White Nominee and Helen Mansfield Children’s Book Club Read-A young girl is left with the cantankerous landlady after her brother is called for WWII duty. A “missing in action” telegram, then a name and address in a little blue recipe book, along with a ghostly voice as a guide, drives Jayna to search for family she desperately needs. Her nickname, Gingersnap, turns out to be a clue to her past and key to her future.