Magic forests, mishaps on the ice, decapitated dolls, abandoned houses, battleaxe teachers, sweethearts and snitches fill the pages of this enchanting memoir. Set in 1950's small-town America, “Tagalong Kid” evokes the author's nearly idyllic childhood in Katonah, New York, “the town that time forgot.” Her indulgent older brothers allow her to “tag along” as they pursue a myriad of adventures, both imaginative and risky. Mixing nostalgia with humor, “Tagalong Kid” conjures up that dreamy swirl through which a child's mind gradually comes into focus. With 57 black-and-white vintage photographs. A color version is also available.