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The Way Home Hardcover – April, 1994

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From Publishers Weekly

Spanning 150 years of United States history, six succinctly wrought stories express themes of confinement and rebirth in the lives of African Americans, Native Americans and whites. The first (and longest) selection, "Storm Warning," establishes the nostalgic mood of the volume: Jonathan Walking Bear, deeply scarred by his experiences in Vietnam, looks back to a time when his people roamed the plains as he recounts tales of his ancestors to a fatherless neighbor boy. Other narratives offer a glimpse of slaves escaping to freedom, or of prisoners, physically or emotionally bound. The author's knowledgeable, understated tone creates an atmosphere of authenticity. Her taut pacing and strong, unadorned prose will leave readers reflecting upon their forebears and the high price so many have had to pay for emancipation. Sauerwein, who was born in the U.S. and now lives in France, has written other books for young readers, but this is her first to appear in English. Ages 12-up.
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Grade 7-12-Wonderfully engaging characters and a poetic writing style characterize these six realistic short stories set in America from the mid-1800s to the present. The selections loosely revolve around themes of freedom and "coming home": a young boy's discovery of a father, the poignant burial of a young pioneer woman's husband, a young couple's brave escape from slavery, a girl's discovery of her aunt's inner strength, and a telling description of Geronimo's final train ride. Sauerwein's concluding story reveals her inspirational source: a "treasure box" of photos and clippings that she has collected over the years. Characters are strongly developed and quickly revealed. Hyman's black-and-white illustrations add to the lyrical quality of this beautifully written collection.
Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (J) (April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374382476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374382476
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,928,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Interesting short stories! I especially liked " The River"! looking for more from her! Gives a good feeling of the time!
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