Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. ThatÕs what Popeye thinks, anyway. His whole life, everything has just been boring, boring, boring. But things start to look up when the JewellsÕ Holiday Rambler makes a wrong turn and gets stuck in the mud, trapping Elvis and his five rowdy siblings in Fayette for who knows how long. Popeye has never met anyone like Elvis Jewell. HeÕs so good at swearing he makes Uncle Dooley look like a harp-strumming angel, and he says ÒSo what?Ó like he really means it. Then something curious comes floating down the creekÑa series of boats with secret messagesÑand it sends Popeye and Elvis into the big world on the hunt for a small adventure.
With a healthy helping of humor and the signature Southern charm that has captivated children and critics alike, Barbara OÕConnorÕs newest tale is a heartwarming look at the joy that can come out of being a Royal Rule Breaker, and learning to find oneÕs own adventures.