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Winter Road
By (author): Kristin Butcher
Kristin Butcher

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459815506

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Jan 16, 2018
$9.95 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

7in x 4.25 x 0.38 in | 120 gr

Page Count:

128 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks
Manitoba
 
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2018, Commended
  • Short Description
In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Kat stows away in her mother's semitruck on a dangerous trek across a frozen lake.
Kat is in this for the long haul.

Sixteen-year-old Kat and her mom haven't seen much of each other since Kat's father died last year. Her mom has taken over the family trucking business and has been away a lot. She promised that Kat could join her on her next run, a journey across the frozen Manitoba lake known as the "winter road." But at the last minute she changes her mind. Kat, who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, stows away in the back of the semi instead. By the time her mother discovers her, it's too late to turn back.

Kristin Butcher is the author of several books for young readers, including The Trouble with Liberty and The Hemingway Tradition in the Orca Soundings collection. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.



Contributor Website

"Butcher tells this story simply while keeping the reader wanting to read more and allowing the reader to experience the thrill and fear of being on the 'winter road.' I would definitely add this title to any middle or high school library." - School Library Connection

"One of my favourite things about Orca titles is how often I end up learning things from them, and this novel is no exception…Winter Road is a simply written, interesting story that would be suitable for late elementary or junior high readers." - CM Magazine

"The writing is straightforward with uncomplicated, short sentences, but [the] plotline is immersive. Written between a third and fourth grade reading level, this [book] will particularly appeal to middle school hi-lo readers." - School Library Journal

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