Piper Reed is a 4th grade girl whose father is in the U.S. Navy. In this first book in the Piper Reed series, Captain, Piper's father, has received orders to move his family from San Diego, California to Pensacola, Florida in the middle of the school year. The Reed family (Captain, Mom, Tori, Piper, and Sam) makes the cross country trip to their new home and learns once again that home is more than a location on a map; home is where your family is. If you are a part of a military family, you will understand Piper's feelings about moving. You will also enjoy the happy ending as Piper and her family help each other adjust to their new home. Recommended especially for 3rd or 4th graders.
By Mrs. Norton