Northward to the Moon

Author(s): Polly Horvath
Series: My One Hundred Adventures Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Feb 23, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100010500
Released: Feb 23, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307706423
Narrator/s: Becca Battoe
Publisher: Listening Library
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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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Author(s): Polly Horvath
Product Number EB00165424
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: #9780375893063

Professional reviews

"This sequel lacks the charm of MY ONE HUNDRED ADVENTURES. Fired from his job teaching French when the school board realizes he doesn't know the language, Ned promises to return his family to Massachusetts. But a detour involving a visit to a First Nations tribe, a bag of money, and Ned's sick mother postpones their return, making everyone a little touchy. Becca Battoe is believable as the voice of Jane, but she lacks the spark that gave life to the first novel. She tells the story with little range of emotion. Whether Jane imagines her family as a band of bandits making their detour-laden journey home or reacts to Ned's teasing of her first crush, the enthusiasm and joie de vivre of the first story aren't here. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"