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About Dan Gemeinhart
I've written five middle grade novels: THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE, GOOD DOG, SCAR ISLAND, THE HONEST TRUTH, and SOME KIND OF COURAGE.
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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 Gemeinhart’s finest book yet — and that’s 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
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 hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box—she 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.
In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day.
But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.
So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier--even if it's the last thing he ever does.
The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and the incredible journey of the human spirit.
Jonathan Grisby is the newest addition to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys. Shipped out to the remote island facility, Jonathan quickly learns that the school is less concerned with true reform and is more a place where parents send away kids who have become too troublesome. It's an isle of misfit boys.
But on his first full day at Slabhenge, a freak lightning storm leaves the kids without any adult supervision. Suddenly the inmates are running the asylum -- and unless Jonathan can move beyond his troubled past and assert himself as a leader, every boy on the island is doomed.
Joseph can sure enough get her back, though. The odds are stacked against him, but he isn't about to give up. He will face down deadly animals, dangerous men, and the fury of nature itself on his quest to be reunited with the only family he has left.
Because Joseph Johnson may have lost just about everything. But he hasn't lost hope. And he hasn't lost the fire in his belly that says he's getting his Sarah back-no matter what.
The critically acclaimed author of The Honest Truth returns with a poignant, hopeful, and action-packed story about hearts that won't be tamed... and spirits that refuse to be broken.
Except Brodie can't move on. Not just yet. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return.
The boy who's still in danger.
So Brodie breaks the rules of heaven. He returns to Earth as a spirit. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him.
Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul.
Because it's what a good dog would do.
Rentrer chez soi est parfois le plus difficile des voyages...
Coyote, douze ans, vit avec Rodeo, son père, dans un bus scolaire. Ensemble, ils sillonnent les États-Unis au gré de leurs envies, embarquant parfois quelques autostoppeurs à l'âme en peine. Quand Coyote apprend que le parc de son enfance va être détruit, elle décide de tenter l'impossible : traverser le pays en moins de quatre jours pour arriver avant les bulldozers. Un défi de taille, puisque Rodeo a juré de ne jamais retourner sur les lieux qui abritent leurs plus précieux souvenirs. Mais le voyage est parfois plus important que la destination...
Em todos os sentidos que interessam, Mark é uma criança normal. Ele tem um cachorro chamado Beau e uma grande amiga, Jessie. Ele gosta de fotografar e de escrever haicais em seu caderno. Seu sonho é um dia escalar uma montanha.
Mas, em certo sentido - um sentido muito importante -, Mark não tem nada a ver com as outras crianças.
Mark está doente. O tipo de doença que tem a ver com hospital. Tratamento. O tipo de doença da qual algumas pessoas nunca melhoram.
Então, Mark foge. Ele sai de casa com sua máquina fotográfica, seu caderno, seu cachorro e um plano.
Um plano para alcançar o topo do Monte Rainier. Nem que seja a última coisa que ele faça. A Mais Pura Verdade é uma história preciosa e surpreendente sobre grandes questões, pequenos momentos e uma jornada inacreditável.
SOBRE O AUTOR: DAN GEMEINHART é professor, bibliotecário e pai de três filhos. A Mais Pura Verdade é seu primeiro livro.
"Uma história comovente, que vai fazer você querer abraçar bem forte o protagonista." — Holly Goldberg Sloan, autora best-seller de Counting by 7s.