It's one thing to have a father who wants to decide your future. It's quite another when he steals your best friend and tries to change his life, too.
Even though his father has big plans for him to become an engineer, Andy Rusch is perfectly happy working summers in the family hardware store, playing on the Serenity baseball team, and being best friends with Onion John. Unfortunately, Onion John is the last person on earth Andrew Rusch, Senior, wants to see influencing his son.
This is the story of a friendship between a twelve-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople. "One of the distinguished books of our time." - Library Journal.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Middle-School Real-Life Stories shelf.)