Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Family Relationships; Adoption; Legal guardianship; Military families; grandparents raising grandchild; adoptive child; mother in the military; father in the military
When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in a small town in North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.
Golden Sower Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Great Stone Face Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Iowa High School Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Iowa Teen Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2014, Nominee; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Nominee; North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2014, Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Young Adult Reading Program, 2012-2013, Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2014-2015, Nominee
grandparents; parents deployed; war; Iraq; dog; rescue; running away
DeFelice, Cynthia C., "Wild Life" (2011). DIVerse Families. 818.