Nick never before accompanied his mother when she made her yearly visit to help her sister running the Silver Pines Inn. However, Nick makes a bad beginning with his grandfather, earns a scolding from a guest, and spoils his brother's fishing soon after his arrival. Things look up when Nick spends time with Kashi, a Japanese man who loves kits and seagulls. Nick knows his bed-ridden grandfather would do well to meet Kashi, but needs to figure out a way to get them together without getting in trouble. 149 pages, softcover.