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"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinharts finest book yet and thats saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree

A 2020 ILA Teachers Choice
A 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner
Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction
An Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Five years.

That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, 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 in a car crash.

Coyote hasnt been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolishedthe very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory boxshe devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it.

Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys...

Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her once upon a time into a happily ever after.

This title has common core connections.

About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart is a former elentary-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.

Praise For…

A 2019 Parents Choice Award Gold Medal Winner
An Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019
A Bank Street Books' Best Books of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bookriot "25 Of The Best Middle School Books For Today's Readers" Pick
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019
A 2020 Lone Star Reading List Selection
A Book Riot Best Middle School Books for Young Readers Selection
A GoodReads Best Middle Grade Books of 2019 Finalist

Coyotes 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

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

This is not just a story about Coyotes remarkable journeythis novel solidifies Gemeinhart as a remarkable childrens author. BookPage

Gemeinhart has created a memorable voice in Coyote, a girl wise beyond her years, in this poignant tale of strangers becoming family and helping a grieving girl and her father come to terms with a terrible loss. The Buffalo News

Coyotes story is wise, funny, and holds onto your heart long after youve read the final page. Amazon

A rollicking, wonderful adventure. The Young Folks

"[Gemeinhart] 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

Youll plain want to hug the world in the end. Paste Magazine

Theres a lot of heart here. Common Sense Media

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250196705
ISBN-10: 1250196701
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English

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Staff Picks

There is one VERY important piece of information to know before you read this book: Dragons HATE spicy salsa. They love tacos, but under NO circumstances can you give them spicy salsa….. So when you’re throwing a Taco Party for a group of dragons, keep this important information in mind. Dragons Love Tacos is the story of when that mistake is made….UH-OH. This book is ridiculously funny and a fantastic read-aloud for all…as long as you keep the spicy salsa away from any dragons!!!

And of course, don’t miss the sequel, Dragons Love Tacos 2!

(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel