To Will Murray
a precocious 12 year old boy who,
like Elgin, loves science. Thank you for being the
first student ever to read Elgin’s adventures.
To Margarite Lovett, a superb Literacy
Consultant whose work ignites a passion for
reading and writing. Your professional insights
were and are invaluable.
To Asia, Jenn, and Rosetta for their unwavering support as sister-friends
To my sister, Faye, for her caring presence throughout my life
and, of course,
To my husband, Eugene, and three beautiful daughters,
Stephanie, Samantha, and Amanda.
You are always in my heart.