Eban McAllister loves geography and recently earned a book from his teacher detailing the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s 1923 and Eban lives in the the tiny, rural town of Sassafras Springs, Missouri.
For a young boy with a heart that longs to travel, Sassafras Springs is the most boring place on earth. That is until his father challenges him to find seven wonders right here at home — in just seven days.
Gradually Eban’s eyes are opened to the wonders of his own situation. And although his desire to wander is not extinguished (happily!), he doesn’t miss the “wonders” that already surround him.
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs is appropriate for all ages. This sweet book might make you a little misty-eyed.
Middle Grade Reading Level, 224 pages, Published in 2005.