Twelve-year-old Trina Bell has finally had enough. Why should she spend another dull summer watching Great-Aunt Roswinda play lawn bowling, while her father has all the fun? This year, she won’t let him get away with the usual excuses. To her surprise, she succeeds. Her dad, the famous wildlife photographer, agrees to take her to the Canadian rainforest, on a quest for the elusive Kermode bear. Trina’s triumph is short-lived, however; soon she finds herself in a city on Vancouver Island, dumped in a strange apartment building that may not be what it seems. But when she befriends Moss, the wisecracking three-legged dog living across the street, and becomes involved in a mysterious case of vanishing hummingbirds, events take an astonishing turn . . .
"This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time! It is both magical and real at the same time."
―Joanne, children's librarian, USA
"There is a lot of beautiful imagery and creative fantasy. I really enjoyed the depth of characters, and the uniqueness of the animal characters. I was happy with the way the story developed ...
it is ... a very lovely book (and I now really want to get a hummingbird feeder and travel to see the British Columbia setting myself)."
―Angela, Goodreads review
"Trina Bell's Humming Summer is a fabulous, original story."
―Suze Lavender, withloveforbooks.com
"Trina Bell's Humming Summer by Silke Stein is an amazing coming of age story. The characters are realistic and Trina's pain over her father's "neglect" and her unusual ability allowed her to quickly find a place in my heart. The imagery that Silke Stein uses is amazing and when the whale watching scene was described, I felt like I was in the boat with Trina and her father. The plot is VERY unique and quickly drew me in. I had a hard time putting it down."
―April Gilly, Readers' Favorite, USA
"I absolutely loved the story. It was exciting and sweet.
I especially liked the father/daughter relationship. It's easy to relate to and really tugs at your heart strings. The story also had a very fun Alice In Wonderland fantasy element about
it. It is very fresh and unique and will have a ton of readers excited about having something new and different to read."
―Amanda, beta reader, Minneapolis, USA