The Journey Back

The Journey Back


By (author) Priscilla Cummings


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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 243 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 191mm x 23mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0142422908
  • ISBN 13: 9780142422908
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps

Product description

A teenage boy faces his past and seeks redemption in the gripping companion book to "Red Kayak" Nine months in a juvenile detention facility was the punishment for his crime. After just a month he makes a bold escape that nearly kills him and soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home. But he come to terms with his troubled past and face what he's really running from?

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Author information

Priscilla Cummings is the author of fourteen picture books and several novels for children, including "A Face First," an ALA Notable, and "Red Kayak," an ALA Best Books for Young Adults and winner of the Oklahoma Sequoyah and Maryland Black-Eyed Susan awards. Her novel, "Blindsided," was named to the 2011 Children's Choice list. Ms. Cummings lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

Review quote

"An exciting, thoughtful story." --"VOYA" "This high-action journey has suspense to spare, and the continual near misses will keep readers cheering for Digger." --"Booklist"