by Millie Cain Zediker In Spring Break-Away, thirteen-year-old Alex and his brother Erik were taken from their remote village to a childrens home in Kodiak after their dad went down with his fishing boat and their mother was placed in a rehabilitation hospital. Erik is determined to run away from the mission to live off the land, taking Alex and a stolen boat with him. Alex struggles with his brothers intentions and finds himself facing some tough decisions that call for great courage. He discovers real freedom when he chooses between his brother and doing what he knows to be right. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Millie Cain Zediker, mother of two delightful children, became a housemother to many more at a childrens home in Kodiak, Alaska. Spring Break-Away is a story that comes from her experiences there. As a teacher, she influenced the lives of school children in California, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. She has published several short stories and a weekly newspaper column as a master gardener. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Institute of Childrens Literature. She and her husband are retired in southeastern Idaho. (2004, paperback, 92 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.