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Hit the Ground Running


(Orca Book Publishers, 2017)


* 2017 Governor General's Literary Award finalist

* Junior Library Guild Selection 2017

* Resource Links: The Year's Best 2017

* 2018 Snow Willow nominee (SK Young Readers' Awards)

* Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books 2018

For Eddie it's a fun road-trip; for Dee it's their survival. No driver's license, limited money and a border interrogation are just a start. 

Shelf Awareness (*Starred Review) "A touching, thrilling and wryly funny story of an "anchorless family" seeking a safe home port."

Kirkus Reviews  "...a beautiful, if heart-wrenching story of two children left adrift ...Nail-biting yet endearing."

Publisher's Weekly "'[A] heart-wrenching road trip...a story about embracing the present when the past and future are too heavy to bear."

Quill & Quire ""...a well-paced narrative, honest dialogue, and evocative, descriptive passages...The warm, sometimes comic dynamic between the two is the heart of the story."

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