ACHUKA Book of the Day 1 May 2020
Published in hardback with a very different cover design (and still available in that format) Autumn 2019, now out in paperback.
This is the concluding story in the author’s trilogy of novels by Kate DiCamillo (twice winner of the Newbery Medal) about the Three Rancheros. The other books are Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home. Why not order all three?
Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it’s not running away … it’s leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mum, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her – and, gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes.
‘All ages will enjoy this very heart-warming story which celebrates the victory of hope over adversity.’
The School Librarian
‘May be her finest yet’ New York Times