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  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Short-listed, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2018
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Text, 2017
  • Nominated, Carnegie Medal, UK, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2017

The Way Back Home Canadian Title

By Allan Stratton   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443148399 Paperback
280 Pages | 5.52" x 8.26" | Ages 12 to 18

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443148382 Hardcover
280 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443148405 Ebook
280 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

An OLA Red Maple Honour Book!

Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She's angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer's is worsening.

When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the road on a trip to find Zoe's long-lost uncle.

But there will be some home truths along the way. . .

From award-winning storyteller Allan Stratton comes a moving story of unresolved family conflicts, and a young girl’s awakening to the things that matter most.

Raves & reviews:

"Beautiful, heartbreaking, yet wonderfully funny." — SUSIN NEILSEN

"Raw, funny, brutal and profoundly humane. It broke my heart and then healed it again." — SUSAN JUBY

"Terrific. I read it in one big gulp." — GARY D. SCHMIDT