Rooster Summer

During a summer spent on their grandparents’ farm, the brother and sister in this novel in verse collect eggs from the chicken coop, put on shows for city folks in passing trains, fill in for the farm dog by barking the cows home, and dance around the perfectly ripening watermelon growing in grandma’s garden. Rooster Summer (Groundwood, 2018) is based on the childhood of Robert Heidbreder ’69, an award-winning children’s poet and author.