Five years. That's how long twelve-year-old Coyote and her dad, River, 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.
Coyote hasn't been home since, but when she learns that the park in her old neighbourhood is being demolished - the very same park where she, her mum, and her sisters buried a memory box - she devises a plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state.
On the way, they'll pick up an eclectic group of folks. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mum are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. Coyote will learn that going home can be hard, but that with friends, she just might be able to turn her 'once upon a time' into a 'happily ever after.'
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Dan Gemeinhart is a former elementary-school teacher-librarian and lifelong book nerd. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a small town in Washington State. He's the author of some other books, too: The Honest Truth , Some Kind of Courage , Scar Island , and Good Dog . If he ever meets you, he'd loMore about Dan Gemeinhart