Family Tree Book Two: The Long Way Home
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545359436 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.76" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545576475 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Dana is Abby's daughter — but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is on his side in any argument, regardless of whether he's wrong. And then her father dies.
After years of moving, often with her mother and three siblings, Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to leave her family and get back to New York City. She moves in with her young, bohemian aunt Adele, determined to study art, attend school, achieve independence, and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family and Maine behind?
Raves & reviews:
"[Better to Wish] has more in common with bittersweet classics like 'Little Women' and 'Bridge to Terabithia' . . . Martin excels at capturing the hopes and hardships of adolescent girls . . . powerful." —The New York Times Book Review
"Remarkable . . . This exceptional first volume in Ms. Martin's "Family Tree" tetralogy is like holding a length of the braided cord described by Russell Baker; we know that it leads to our own time, but we don't yet know how." —The Wall Street Journal
*"Martin incorporates universal themes into this period piece, and her poignant writing is sure to satisfy fans." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Sure to be a hit with children . . . Martin writes with respect for her readers, piquing their interest in history and tackling real-life issues head-on, but with grace." —School Library Journal
"The deftly rendered theme of personal resilience . . . will earn this a deservedly wide audience." —Kirkus
"The story has that addictive quality of the multigenerational family saga . . . We're hooked." —Horn Book