The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
After Isaiah's dad died, his mother drank to her sadness leaving Isaiah the de facto head of the family. Isaiah's healing begins when he discovers a gold notebook filled with his dad's handwriting and titled "The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn." He realizes that his dad had been writing stories with him as the main character. He decides to enter one of the stories in the writing competition at school but more importantly brings his father's spirit back home.