TITLE: Return To Spender
GENRE: MG Fantasy
LOGLINE: Return To Spender is a story about an eleven-year-old boy who
inherits a magical twenty-dollar bill that he can spend over and over,
then risks losing it forever when he fails to keep the bill a secret.
William's eyes locked on the large silver mailbox as the
school bus pulled up in front of his house. Pushing past everyone, he
raced off the bus into the bright sunlight, reaching the box in three
giant steps. He tugged the door open and found it empty. Again. In the
last four of his eleven years, it had been his job to bring the mail
in, but not anymore. Not since Christmas when his mother changed
shifts at the bank. It hadn't been a big deal then, but it was now.
His backpack, one strap frayed and holding on by a few threads, hung
heavily on one shoulder covered by a jacket that was no longer needed.
The long sleeves of his Detroit Red Wings shirt threatened to make the
trek up the driveway into a workout on the warm mid-March afternoon in
Mason, the small Midwestern town where he lived. This only added to
He sent a small rock halfway up the driveway with a swift kick. Two
weeks ago when William found out about the secret family gift, he
couldn't wait to see what happened. But now he was anxious to see if
being born on the twenty-ninth of February held any real magic. When
he came to the same rock again, he slowed and aimed the front end of
his sneaker. This time it tumbled across the driveway and into the
brown grass. He looked for another but, unable to find one, kicked at