Pecking Order

Pecking  Order

From the book jacket: Tom Morrell and his family have to face the possibility of losing their farm, and along with it losing a way of life. They may feel the pain of letting down a line of ancestors who fought and worked and died to turn the farm into what it was, and the pain of not being able to pass the farm on to their descendants.

Tom knows that his family’s farm, like so many others, is in crisis. But he doesn’t know how these difficulties will change his life forever.

This timely novel, an honest portrayal of a family trying to get by in hard times, is full of the zest and humor of a boy growing up while it examines the decisions that every one of us has to make.

Kevin McColley, who has worked on farms, treats the ups and downs of farm life – and family life – with sensitivity and vitality.