Henry has a clubfoot and he is the target of relentless bullying. One day, in a violent fit of anger, Henry lashes out at the only family he has — his mother. Sent to live with other troubled boys at the Home of Lesser Brethren, an isolated farm perched in the craggy lava fields along the unforgiving Icelandic coast, Henry finds a precarious contentment among the cows. But it is the people, including the manic preacher who runs the home, who fuel Henry’s frustration and sometimes rage as he yearns for a life and a home.
- ISBN: 9780763666804
- Author: Erlings, Fridrik
- Published: 2014 , Candlewick Press
- Themes: bullying, Communication, Friendship, Frustration, Hardship, Self acceptance
- Descriptors: Fiction, Iceland, Intermediate (ages 9-14)
- No. of pages: 219