• Alex Lyttle
  • April 1, 2017
  • Juvenile Fiction | 256pp
  • Trade Paper  978-1-77168-111-7  $9.95
  • Ebook  978-1-77168-112-4  $5.99
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From Ant to Eagle

My name is Calvin Sinclair, I’m eleven years old and I have a confession… I killed my brother.

It’s the summer before grade six and Calvin Sinclair is bored to tears. He’s recently moved from a big city to a small town and there’s nothing to do. It’s hot, he has no friends and the only kid around is his six-year-old brother, Sammy, who can barely throw a basketball as high as the hoop. Cal occupies his time by getting his brother to do almost anything: from collecting ants to doing Calvin’s chores. And Sammy is all too eager – as long as it means getting a “Level” and moving one step closer to his brother’s Eagle status.

When Calvin meets Aleta Alvarado, a new girl who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside. Cal feels guilty but not enough to change. At least not until a diagnosis makes things at home start falling apart and he’s left wondering whether Sammy will ever complete his own journey…

From Ant to Eagle.

A moving and ultimately hopeful book.”
Booklist

Excerpt

My name is Calvin Sinclair, I’m eleven years old, and this is a story about my brother.

I wanted to start at the beginning—the day Sammy was born—but I can’t remember the day he was born and anyway, I can’t start there.

There’s only one place I can.

Last summer.

Before the Ontario heat began to smoulder, before the corn was much higher than my knees, before I’d ever met a girl named Aleta Alvarado.

Before everything fell apart.

Let me get two things straight before I begin:

First—I loved my brother. I loved him more than I knew and more than I knew how to show. Sure, I picked on him, manipulated him, excluded him, neglected him, but deep down, I loved him. It’s hard to explain, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Second—and this is the hardest part to write, but it needs to be said.

I’m the one who killed Sammy.

 

An honest portrayal of love, loss, and friendship in the face of a life-changing journey.
School Library Journal