The Courage TreeBook - 2001
The story begins with the disappearance of nine-year-old Sophie and her parents' frantic search. As Sophie struggles for survival she discovers a run-down cabin and its mysterious tenant. Gabriella, a recluse, longs to help Sophie but can't risk the discovery of a secret that could ruin her. When it becomes apparent that Sophie's health is failing, Gabriella has to make a decision -- between her own life and that of an innocent child.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2001
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 24 cm