Maryellen Larkin is nine years old and longs to stand out—but in a family with five brothers and sisters, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle! A painting mishap gains her some attention, but not the kind she's been longing for. And being invited to stay in at recess and practice her handwriting earns Maryellen a new friend, but what does that mean for her old friendships? Then, Maryellen is wishing for a white Christmas like the ones in the movies—not very likely in Florida! Will she find a way to make her dream come true? Author: Valerie Tripp. 224 pages. Paperback.