The Four Seasons of Patrick is a well crafted and well written first chapter book by Susan Hughes.

Patrick is happy with his family as it is–he and his father and brother. But his dad’s friend Linda joins them occasionally for supper, with her daughter Claire. Soon there is talk of Linda and Claire moving in with them. Suddenly Patrick feels there is no room for him. His solution? He builds a tree house as a getaway. But Patrick finds the tree house can be more than a getaway.

We need more of this type of book for the early reader. Thank you Susan Hughes.