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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

  • Dan Gemeinhart
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882538
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882532
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 510 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020

About

Overview

A Parents’ Choice Award Gold Medal Winner

Five years. That’s how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It’s also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished — the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box — she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days . . . without him realizing it. Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all.

Age Range: 9-12 | Grade Level: 4-7 | Lexile Measure: 730L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Narrator Coyote is legendary: wise, thoughtful, and perceptive . . . The narrative is beautifully paced and ranges easily from comic to bittersweet.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Sincere friendships, inventive obstacles, and emotional depth propel the cross-country trip as the winning protagonist stakes a claim for her future by reclaiming the past.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Every mile of the road trip inexorably brings Coyote closer to confronting her past, and its inevitable sadness, but Gemeinhart avoids any sense of mawkishness. He tempers Coyote’s grief with her triumphant growth from a girl whose sole purpose is keeping her father on an even keel to one who realizes that she alone must find, and even fight for, her own happiness.”

— Horn Book