The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Written by Dana Alison Levy

With four brothers, a dog, a cat, school projects, soccer matches, and a grumpy neighbor, the Fletchers are your typical American family…with two dads, and siblings who are adopted kids from various ethnic backgrounds. Turtles and kittens are requested, camping trips are taken, and holiday celebrations (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas) involve minor kitchen fires, missing turkeys, and other mishaps. Through it all, Dad and Papa complain about the mischief as often as they join in themselves. Although the tone is never preachy, the brothers nevertheless learn over the course of the year that identities can expand, friendships can evolve, and making mistakes is okay. With its semi-episodic structure, laugh-out-loud humor, and mix of zaniness and love.

So enjoy this middle-grade family story featuring gay parents and interracial families that is never about either issue!

Age Range 9 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Grade Level 4th - 7th
Lexile 750L