After Merry befriends Elton, an artistically talented boy whom some of her eighth grade classmates call retarded, she must find a way to prove that he is not responsible for the damage at the farm of her Amish friend, Rachel.

Secret in the Willows 1995, Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781556614774

Trade paperback

Secret in the Willows 1995, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9780613924610

Turtleback School & Library edition