By: D. B. Smith
Eleven-year-old Nealy Compton is Mama’s best girl. She has learned to make herself ‘invisible’
to avoid Mama’s anger. Under Mrs. Dee’s porch is a refuge where Nealy can feel safe, hidden
away with her insect collection, her beautiful drawings, and her Field Guides. She keeps the
insects in her late Grandma’s old jewelry box, which she had stolen from Mama’s dresser.