Will Little John bargain away Gayle's future to save his own?
Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or 'Little John' as he's always been known, is clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of local dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds not a bird but a young girl name Gayle perched in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.
Gayle is being fostered by a spiteful family, and she and Little John quickly become friends. But then Mr. King offers John an impossible choice, and either outcome puts Gayle's or Little John's family's future in jeopardy.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale's Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice.