Northward to the Moon (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 23, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
21 Reviews
In this beautiful follow-up to the highly acclaimed My One Hundred Adventures, Jane and her family have moved to Canada . . . but not for long. When her stepfather, Ned, is fired from his job as a high school French teacher (seems he doesn’t speak French), the family packs up and Jane embarks on a series of new adventures. At first, she imagines her family as a gang of outlaws, riding on horseback in masks, robbing trains, and traveling all the way to Mexico. But the reality is different: Setting off by car, they visit the tribe of Native Americans with whom Ned once lived, head to Las Vegas in search of Ned’s magician brother, and wind up spending the summer with his eccentric mother on her ranch out west. As Jane lives through it all—developing a crush on a ranch hand, reevaluating her relationship with Ned, watching her sister Maya’s painful growing up—she sees her world, which used to be so safe and secure, shift in strange and inconvenient ways.

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Her writing is insightful, tender, and pure. - Goodreads
My favorite insight: "I am at home here in a cabin. - Goodreads
And then there is the utterly original Horvath writing. - Goodreads
The ending took me totally by surprise. - Goodreads
Look for moon imagery throughout. - Goodreads
Say a cliffhanger ending! - Goodreads

Review: Northward to the Moon (My One Hundred Adventures #2)

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

I liked this one as much as "My One Hundred Adventures". It has a fun story, good characters, and beautiful, lyrical writing. Which sounds odd coming from a tween girl's mouth. Honestly, what 12-year ... Read full review

Review: Northward to the Moon (My One Hundred Adventures #2)

User Review  - IndyPL Kids Book Blog - Goodreads

Jane Lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her stepfather Ned, her mom , her sister and her two little brothers. If you look at a map, Saskatchewan is above Montana…right in the middle of land. Jane ... Read full review


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Polly Horvath is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. A National Book Award winner and Newbery Honor recipient, her most recent novel, My One Hundred Adventures, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books, a New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, and an Amazon Best Book of 2008.

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