Eleven-year-old Eddie Ableton is one of a million kids who feels very average. And since his mother died, he's feeling scared of a dad who has become an ogre. But recently, Eddie has something more to think about. A pushy mockingbird has appeared in his backyard, and unbelievably, it's communicating with him! An increasingly agitated Mr. Ableton suddenly uproots Eddie's life and whisks him away to his grandfather's farm, where Eddie suspects he will be dumped. Eccentric characters and mystery await-a tall mute Miami Indian farmhand, an old sheep farmer, outrageously rambunctious fifth graders, including the smartest fifth-grade girl in the history of the world and an ancient Miami Indian cave. And then, the pushy mockingbird reappears. Follow me ... In this engaging and original mystery, Wabash Boy learns that even average kids possess remarkable talents, eager to be discovered by those who conquer fear and believe in their calling.