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Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.  This “gentleman’s gentleman” worked for Carter’s grandfather who has died and left the man’s services to this family in dire need of some help.  Carter’s father has been deployed overseas, his mother is struggling to parent her four children with little support, money problems abound, and the family is still reeling from the death of six-year-old little brother Currier three years ago.  Much to Carter’s dismay, Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick is determined to see that the family follows all the rule of proper English behavior as he tries to bring a sense of order and efficiency to their daily lives.  The butler, however, soon recognizes the grief that is overwhelming Carter and introduces him, and his schoolmates, to the sport of cricket, believing it may be just the thing that can give them a sense of purpose and pride.  Can this unexpected and unconventional man be just what Carter needs to make sense of it all?  A compassionate and insightful look at facing life head on and finding answers in the most unexpected ways.