Synopses & Reviews
Jane and her family have moved to Canada . . . but not for long. When her stepfather, Ned, is fired from his job as a high school French teacher (seems he doesn’t speak French), the family packs up and Jane embarks on a series of new adventures. At first, she imagines her family as a gang of outlaws, riding on horseback in masks, robbing trains, and traveling all the way to Mexico. But the reality is different: Setting off by car, they visit the tribe of Native Americans with whom Ned once lived, head to Las Vegas in search of Ned’s magician brother, and wind up spending the summer with his eccentric mother on her ranch out west. As Jane lives through it all—developing a crush on a ranch hand, reevaluating her relationship with Ned, watching her sister Maya’s painful growing up—she sees her world, which used to be so safe and secure, shift in strange and inconvenient ways.
From the Hardcover edition.
When Jane's stepfather gets fired from his job as a French teacher—turns out he doesn't speak French—Jane feels the warm glow of possibility. Soon, the family is on the road, driving through the night, on the cusp of an adventure that will take them across the continent. Wise, moving, and filled with humor, this Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning follow-up to the acclaimed My One Hundred Adventures by a National Book Award winner illuminates the strange and complicated ways in which people become families.
About the Author
POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Among her many books are The Canning Season (recipient of the National Book Award and the YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award Finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (School Library Joural Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice, Kirkus Best Children's Books, NYPL's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, Parents' Choice Gold Honor, Amazon Best of 2008), and Northward to the Moon (Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List, Parent's Choice Gold Award). Visit her at pollyhorvath.com.