Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Military families; grandparents raising grandchild; grandparents looking after grandson; mother in the military; father in the military; parents in the military
grandmother and grandfather
Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2013, 2nd Runner Up
grandparents; deployment; war; Iraq; dog; rescue; running away; North Dakota; gun
DeFelice, Cynthia C., "Wild Life" (2011). Diverse Families. 818.