Monday, February 11, 2019

Taking a Middle Grade Road Trip

I don't know about you, but I love a road trip novel.

I recently read Dan Gemeinhart's wonderful The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, and that got me to thinking about how effective road trip stories are. 

I expect to see this book on a lot of 'best of 2019' lists later this year!

Not only do we get to go along on the main character's geographic journey, they are almost always a metaphor for the character's inner journey. 

They challenge us to question how brave we would be in similar circumstances.

And they often redefine what we think of as home.

The first road trip book I ever read was The Wizard of Oz.

Not only did Dorothy take a significant road trip to get to Oz, she had to walk a LONG way once she got there!

Other Road Trip Books I Adore

I'd love some recommendations for other great road trip middle grade novels!!! Please share below!

Bon Voyage!

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