"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
19 September 2018
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Gemeinhart, Dan. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. Henry Holt, 2019.
Coyote and her father, Rodeo, are traveling the country in a school bus that has been redesigned inside to be a motor home. They don't talk about their past and they don't intend to return to their hometown. But when Coyote discovers that something precious to her is in danger of being destroyed, she schemes to get herself, the bus, and her father back home in time to save it. Along the way they pick up some passengers, including a young violinist, a teen runaway, and a blue-eyed goat.
This book was immensely readable and entertaining as well as heartwarming. Coyote's love of reading is apparent throughout the story, so readers will walk away with a decent list of books to read next. The story does read a bit like a fairy tale or an after school special in that everything wraps up neatly at the end, but this is not a negative factor for middle grade or tween literature at all.
Recommended for: tweens
Red Flags: None
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Read-Alikes: This Would Make a Great Story Someday, The Someday Birds, Ashes to Asheville
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.