Rules of the Road

By Joan Bauer


By Joan Bauer

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Mrs. Gladstone is the elderly, crusty president of a chain of shoe stores. Jenna is a gangly, gutsy 16-year-old who sells shoes after school. When Jenna drives Mrs. Gladstone on a cross-country "road trip" to visit several shops in the chain, the two learn a great deal from each other.

Meanwhile, Gladstone's son plans to oust his mother and turn the company into a discounter of low-quality shoes... but not if Jenna can help it. Delightfully touching.

The decision to homeschool our daughter, Alexa, was an easy one. Choosing a curriculum that worked well with her goals and schedule was a little more difficult.

Jenna Henning