Amelia Hits the Road (Amelia Series)

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Amelia and her family head off on a wild ride through the Wild West-and visit her old best friend, Nadia. 40 pages

Ten-year-old Amelia keeps a journal of the summer car trip she takes with her mother and sister to Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and their California home town to visit Amelia's best friend.

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Overview

Amelia and her family head off on a wild ride through the Wild West-and visit her old best friend, Nadia. 40 pages

Ten-year-old Amelia keeps a journal of the summer car trip she takes with her mother and sister to Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and their California home town to visit Amelia's best friend.

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Gr 2-5--Amelia creates a travel notebook about a family car trip back to California to see Nadia, her best friend since kindergarten, stopping at the Grand Canyon and Yosemite on the way. Amid complaints about big sister, Cleo, Amelia ponders how much her friend has changed in the last year by drawing one picture of Nadia as she remembers her, and one picture of a bald Nadia, labeled with handwritten questions regarding her current hair length. As in the previous books about Amelia, the adorable diagrams that illustrate the child's witty observations will be pored over by readers. The diapers she draws for a mule as a means of keeping the Grand Canyon trails clean are a riot. Her descriptions of the scenery create a sense of being there. When the family stops at the site of Manzanar, the girl draws a barbed-wire fence with a speech bubble saying simply, "I'm mad." The story climaxes with the long-awaited reunion with Nadia. Sweet reminiscences of Amelia's Notebook (Tricycle, 1995) show the girls wearing matching friendship necklaces and doing the experiments from a science kit Nadia promised to save until Amelia's first visit. This book will delight long-time fans and draw new ones. Once again, Moss proves that journal writing is great fun.--Jackie Hechtkopf, Talent House School, Fairfax, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883672577
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Series: Amelia Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss is the creator of the bestselling and perenially popular AMELIA series. She lives with her family in Berkeley, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2000

    Ameila Hits the Road: Five Stars*****

    Ameila Hits the Road is a book that is funny, funny, and true.(Did I mention funny?) She is like every imaginative girl at age ten and up! I recommend this book to girls who are like Ameila or wants to start their own journal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2000

    Amelia Rocks

    I liked the book. It was very exciting. Amelia and her family took a car trip to visit her friend, Nadia in Amelia's old home town. On the way, they visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and see the mountains. Amelia wished that Cleo, her older sister, would get eaten by a mountain lion! I thought a funny part was when Cleo felt so happy when she could throw up in the toilet at the hotel. Marissa Moss, the author, is a great drawer! It was a great book!

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