by Cynthia Voigt
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Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt


That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family.

But when they get to Bridgeport, they learn that Great-aunt Cilla has died, and the home they find with her daughter, Eunice, isn't the permanent haven they've been searching for. So their journey continues to its unexpected conclusion -- and some surprising discoveries about their history, and their future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812411683
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1984
Series: Tillerman Cycle Series , #1
Sales rank: 1,016,955
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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Homecoming 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 196 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is all about four kid's journey to find where they belong in the world. It all starts when their mother, Mrs. Tillerman, leaves them behind in their family's car as she walks away into their crowded local mall's parking lot. They are now left to survive with the guidance of their oldest sister, Dicey, who is thirteen. All they have to live off of for several weeks is the seven dollars Dicey had in her pocket, one bagged lunch for each child, and a small suitcase that their mother packed them before she left. Because Dicey's parents were divorced when she was very young, Dicey is only aware of one living family member. This is her Aunt Cilla, who she knows nothing about. With the help of her Aunt's address that Dicey's mom made her memorize, the Tillerman children travel for weeks in search of their future guardian. This book is very good,and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading realistic books.
CiciCR More than 1 year ago
I'M 12 And I used to HATE reading But When I Read This Book For My 7th grade Class I Fell In LOVE with it! TOTALLY RECOMEND IT!
book_worm91 More than 1 year ago
Homecoming was an intersting book to read. It's about four children being abandoned by their mother at a mall parking lot, as the story progresses we learn more aboout the Tillermans and thier journey to thier Aunt Cilla's house, but when they get to her house they learn that their aunt has died and living with thier cousin isn't what they hope for but I won't tell you the rest of the story because you need to read this book to find out. I recommend this book to everyone who needs a good book to read
Sunflower690 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of a family coming together. I first became introduced to the Tillerman family in "Come a Stranger" through a young girl name Mina (that had high hopes of becoming a ballerina) who sought out Tillermans because of a deep crush on the summer pastor. The intriging relationship between the summer pastor and "Bullet Tillerman" made me want to read more about the Tillerman family. I really admired the way Dicey held her family together on their long Journey. This was a good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well... I had to read Homecoming for one of the three books I had to read for the seventh grade. It got pretty borring in the middle cause their just walking then camping, walking then camping. I mean, come on. A good book should be interesting all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book during the first months I went into foster care with my younger siblings I found the characters all very relatable and the story resonated with in me to a degree I can not fully express. I didn't like to read before this book, but after it, my entire expirence changed. The book really captured the idea of family unity and child parentism. It was from books like this that I found out you can gain tremendous wisdom, insight and perspective from written stories, and which you can apply to your own life. Changed my perspective entirely.
librariantobe More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book on its own, but you grow to care about all the characters and follow all their activiites and growth throughout the series. It appeals to adult readers as well as young adults. It is not all cheeriness and light, but is not overly grim. I strongly recommend it.
drakelady More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was about 11, and it's still one of my favorites. Homecoming is an intensley captivating tale of the 4 Tillerman kids who walk from Rhode Island to Connecticut. Their unstable single mother finally loses it on a trip to visit their distant aunt, but this "visit" included leaving in the middle of the night, and packing all of their clothes. Dicey is shouldered with the weight of caring for her 3 younger siblings who range from 10 years old to 6 or 7 years old. They have seven dollars, no map, and only an inkling of who this aunt is. Dicey can't go to the cops because she fears that her family will be split up, and that is the last thing she wants. They finally make it to the aunt's only to find out it's not what they thought it would be. They then find out that their grandmother is still alive, so they take a huge chance and go to her for help. The novel is really about finding your family again, and the interactions with the grandmother are the most touching parts of the book. I still have the urge to the read this book from time to time even almost 15 years after the first time. Parents: if you child is reading this book, read it with them, you won't be disappointed. I recommend the rest of the Tillerman series, especially A Solitary Blue. Also, check out the movie version as well, they cut alot out, but Anne Bancroft is amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For my school we had to pick 3 books out of a list to read for the summer. I picked this book as one of them. It was ok. It gets VERY slow, but once you get through it, it's over. Overall, I did not like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At my school we have to read four books over the summer, so I chose this one. It was pretty good, but towards the middle/end, it got slow. I actually put the book down for two weeks. It was that bad. So I finally finished it. I thought that was a terrible ending. I would recomend this book to people that could easily read through slow parts. I dont plan on reading the second book because it'll probably be worse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, anyone who thinks this book is boring is crazy! sure there is alot of details..... but how is there ever too much detail.... it just made me wanna read the rest of it twenty times faster.... and if ur someone that can relate... like me.... then you'll love the book 1,000 times more... i promise! READ THIS BOOK!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that it started off pretty good but then after a while when they keep walking on the highway it bored the living garbage out of me.
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What i thought the book was about hiw to deal with homecoming
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Who ever says this is a bad book is crazy!! Home coming=#awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not good
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This was one of the best books I have ever read in a long time. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in 3rd grade. I read it in one night and still remember it to this day - 31 years later. I have a daughter who turned 2 this past August and a copy of the book is already on her bookshelf, waiting for her to grow up!
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Adventure to read !!!!
JoieJ89 More than 1 year ago
very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it is scarey cool and funny i like it and i reccomend it for middle schools every where but to gross for elementary schools unless your students are mature anufe to here pines boobs and peeing or pooping