Northward to the Moon

Northward to the Moon

by Polly Horvath
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Northward to the Moon by Polly Horvath

When Jane's stepfather, Ned, gets fired from his job as a French teacher—turns out he doesn't speak French—Jane feels the warm glow of possibly. She can tell that Ned is restless, eager to get out on the road, and she too is thrilled with the idea of adventures to be had. She's ready for her whole family—her mother; Ned; her sister, Maya; and her two little brothers—to leave Saskatchewan right away and drive through the night, like outlaws.

So Jane and her family set off on adventure that takes them across the continent: from a First Nation village through Las Vegas to Ned's mother's horse ranch, where Jane meets her eccentric new grandmother and aunts. As Jane learns more about Ned's family history, she starts to realize that there's a difference between her own love of adventure and Ned's true outlaw spirit. Far from home, she gains new perspective on the unpredictable things that people do.

Wise, moving, and filled with humor, this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375861109
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: My One Hundred Adventures Series
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

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.

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Northward to the Moon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Willa-Wannabee More than 1 year ago
NORTHWARD TO THE MOON WAS A VERY UNCOMPLICATED STORY OF A MODERN DAY FAMILY; NON-MARRIED PARTNERS, THREE CHILDREN EACH WITH DIFFERENT FATHERS. ALTHOUGH THE STORY DOESN'T DWELL ON THE FAMILY SITUATION, IT IS A MAIN PART OF THE STORY AS YOUNG JANE BRINGS THE READER ALONG WITH HER FAMILY AS THEY FIND THEIR WAY INTO HER CURRENT "FATHER'S" PAST TO UNCOVER SECRETS. ALTHOUGH THE ACTUAL STORYLINE OF SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE MAN IN HER MOTHER'S LIFE IS A LITTLE FLIMSY, THE RELATIONSHIP THAT JANE HAS WITH HER VERY YOUNG BROTHERS AND SISTER IS VERY ENDEARING. I THINK IT MIRRORS THE FAMILY SYSTEMS WE SEE FAR MORE OFTEN THAN THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY. THE DESCRIPTIONS OF LANDSCAPES AS THEY TRAVEL IS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE. THE BOOK IS VERY ERNEST AND TOUCHED MY HEART.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in in a black dress her arm inked with tribel tattoos."you called ?" She said
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many clans have rejected me my brother deathpaw is seeking to join sandclan but i seek to join moon clan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wailed at the entrance to the camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sunningfern is on it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a small kit that needs to be apprenticed to become a medicine cat. I hvae no medicine cat, but if you have one, I was wondering if they would be able to teach my kit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He watched the clan hungry. But he knew he couldn't eat fresh kill. He sighed. (I can again but is and where is the med den and the nursury? Thx.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will. At about 10:00 or 10:30. I will be here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A golden cat walkes into camp one day. He ses " im goldclaw." And asks to be the med cat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sucks