The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

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Five years. That's how long twelve-year-old Coyote and her dad, River, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters.

Coyote hasn't been home since, but when she learns that the park in her old neighbourhood is being demolished - the very same park where she, her mum, and her sisters buried a memory box - she devises a plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state.

On the way, they'll pick up an eclectic group of folks. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mum are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. Coyote will learn that going home can be hard, but that with friends, she just might be able to turn her 'once upon a time' into a 'happily ever after.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19.05mm | 300g
  • Square Fish
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250233615
  • 9781250233615
  • 3,100

Review quote

"Coyote's bold, engaging voice pops off the page...Gemeinhart infuses the story with moments of lyrical writing and folksy wisdom served up with a dollop of girl power." --The New York Times

"The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise will add to [Gemeinhart's] canon and could possibly garner a few awards. This is not just a story about Coyote's remarkable journey--this novel solidifies Gemeinhart as a remarkable children's author." --BookPage

"Narrator Coyote is legendary: wise, thoughtful, and perceptive...The narrative is beautifully paced and ranges easily from comic to bittersweet." --Booklist, starred review

"Sincere friendships, inventive obstacles, and emotional depth propel the cross-country trip as the winning protagonist stakes a claim for her future by reclaiming the past." --Publishers Weekly

"Every mile of the road trip inexorably brings Coyote closer to confronting her past, and its inevitable sadness, but Gemeinhart avoids any sense of mawkishness. He tempers Coyote's grief with her triumphant growth from a girl whose sole purpose is keeping her father on an even keel to one who realizes that she alone must find, and even fight for, her own happiness." --Horn Book
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About Dan Gemeinhart

Dan Gemeinhart is a former elementary-school teacher-librarian and lifelong book nerd. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a small town in Washington State. He's the author of some other books, too: The Honest Truth, Some Kind of Courage, Scar Island, and Good Dog. If he ever meets you, he'd love to talk about books with you.
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7,390 ratings
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4 28% (2,036)
3 8% (562)
2 2% (113)
1 1% (64)
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