The Way Home

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A pony called Lucky and a foster girl named Tory are both searching for a place called Home.

Tory has been bumped from foster home to foster home for most of her nine years. Living with yet another new family, this time on a horse ranch for the summer, she falls in love with Lucky, the friendly pony she is allowed to ride. A nearby forest fire forces the family to evacuate, and Tory is devastated when Lucky has to be left behind. With no choice but to stay in town until it’s safe to go back to the ranch, Tory feels as out of place as ever, and her worry for Lucky’s safety makes matters worse. Like Tory, Lucky is a survivor. He escapes from the fire into the woods, where he faces hardship and danger, from lack of water to a brush with a pack of hungry wolves. Will pony and girl find each other again? Kindred spirits, neither of them will stop until they find a way home, wherever that may be.

Praise & Recognition

A simple tale on the outside, The Way Home packs some punch in the emotion it draws from the reader making it a wonderful addition to any library. Resource Links Magazine

Bank Street College's "Best Children's Books of the Year" (ages 5-9) 2014 - Commended

Chocolate Lily Book Award 2015 - Short-listed

Details

Publication Date: March 11, 2013

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Children's Fiction, Early Chapter Book

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-927583-01-2

Becky Citra

About the Author

Becky Citra

Becky Citra is a former teacher and the author of twenty books for children. She lives part of the year on Saltspring Island and part of the year on a ranch in Bridge Lake, British Columbia. Becky enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and gardening. She brings her knowledge of the outdoors into her books, often writing about ranch life and the wilderness.
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