MR TEMPKIN CLIMBS A TREE by Cary Fagan and illustrated by Carles Arbat is out today from Kar-Ben!

“A gentle story with minimal intrigue and plenty of compassion highlights the beauty of intergenerational relationships.”–Kirkus Reviews

School’s out, and Marky looks forward to summer, including helping his friend and neighbor, Mr. Tempkin, with his garden. But when Mr. Tempkin’s plan to thwart the squirrels that have been raiding his birdfeeder goes awry, Marky learns how special a friendship can be.

Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of many popular novels and picture books for kids. He is also the author of several novels and story collections for adults. Cary lives in Toronto.