Northward to the Moon
By Polly Horvath
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780307929808, 256pp.)
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
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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.
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.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 4, 2010: "A dynamic montage of dark and light moments"