Home in Time for Dinner by Kathryn EllisHome in Time for Dinner by Kathryn Ellis

Home in Time for Dinner

byKathryn Ellis

Paperback | March 19, 2012

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Chris Ramsay is living a normal, quiet existence in a quiet suburb in Dallas. He lives alone with his controlling father, in a home with bare walls. There's no family photos. It's all routine. Predictable.

Then one evening Chris turns on the TV. There, suddenly before him, he sees a photo of a little kid on Santa's knee, a kid who's missing and whose computer-aged face is an exact duplicate of Chris's. A kid stolen from his mother 13 years ago, a kid who has disappeared from his home in Kingston, Ontario.

Travelling by bus, meeting strangers, assuming a new identity to escape detection by his father, grabbing opportunities as they are available, Chris makes his way home. And when he finds himself almost there . . . it's not over.

"Ellis is definitely in tune with teenage boys. She flawlessly takes the reader through Chris Ramsey's discovery that he is one of the "missing children" profiled on television, his plan to escape and his flight to Canada. By presenting the story through Chris's eyes, Ellis draws the reader into the world of a confused and distressed...
Title:Home in Time for DinnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 19, 2012Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889954771

ISBN - 13:9780889954779


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'Are you out of your mind?' This was at least the fourth time he'd said that today. First, when I asked him to pretend he was sick and skip baseball practice. I was off the team, so I didn't have to go anymore, but Brian was still on. Second, when I told him about the TV show. Third, when I told him abou the picture. This time he said it three ties over, the first two with the emphasis on the word "mind," the third time with a nice dramatic crescendo on the word "out." 'You're going to run away?"   'Yes, let's tell everyone in Texas, why not? And it's not running away, it's running to."