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Journey by Patricia MacLachlan, Barry Moser

Journey is eleven the summer his mother leaves him and his sister, Cat, with their grandparents. He is sad and angry, and spends the summer looking for the clues that will explain why she left.

Journey searches photographs for answers. He hunts family resemblances in Grandma's albums. Looking for happier times, he tries to put together the torn pieces of the pictures his mother shredded before her departure. And he also searches the photographs his grandfather takes as the older man attempts to provide Journey with a past. In the process, the boy learns to look and finds that, for him, the camera is a means of finding things his naked eye has missed--things like inevitability of his mother's departure and the love that still binds his family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440408093
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 105,597
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb's Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather's Dance; and Word After Word After Word.

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Journey 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How would you like it if your mom left you at the age of eleven? This happened to Journey and his heart was broken. Journey lives with his grandparents and used to live with his mom too. Journey has a sister named cat (short for Catherine). Cat gave her recorder to Grandma. She gave her camera to Grandpa and now he starts to take pictures all the time. Will Journey¿s mom come back? Why is grandpa taking all those pictures? Read the book and find out. I recommend this book to fourth graders and kids who like sad books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Short but sweet. Lessons learned and shattered dreams make this story unforgettable. A book that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has no point. I didnt like it at all. I dindt finish it it was so boring! If you want to try it, get it from the library
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is poo. Don't waste your mooney.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He came in and made a nest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book Baby by her and it was really good. I hope I like this book as much as I liked the other one! I will post how good this book is as soon as I read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago