This story is based on the 1890 letters between Helen Keller and Ethel Orr. The author grew up in the house illustrated on the jacket of this book. Her grandmother was Ethel Orr who, at ten years of age, corresponded with the famous Helen Keller. The artifacts used in this book are real. Two of the letters from Helen Keller have never been published before. The quilt is real, too as were Ethel, her mother, and all the townspeople who lived on Bailey Island, Maine in the winter and spring of 1890. Color illustrations throughout. Hardcover. 64 pgs.