The Wanderer by Sharon CreechThe Wanderer by Sharon Creech

The Wanderer

bySharon CreechIllustratorDavid Diaz

Paperback | November 21, 2011

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Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book

“A beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.” School Library Journal (starred review)

This acclaimed bestselling Newbery Honor Book from multi-award-winning author Sharon Creech is a classic and moving story of adventure, self-discovery, and one girl's independence.

Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie’s cousin Cody isn’t so sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father.

Through Sophie’s and Cody’s travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination—and its passengers search for their places in the world.

“Sophie is a quietly luminous heroine, and readers will rejoice in her voyage.” —BCCB (starred review)

"Like Creech's Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird, this intimate novel poetically connects journey with self-discovery.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winnerWalk Two Moonsand the Newbery Honor BookThe Wanderer. Her other work includes the novelsThe Great Unexpected,The Unfinished Angel,Hate That Cat,The Castle Corona,Replay,Heartbeat,Granny Torrelli Makes Soup,Ruby Holler,Love That Dog,Bloomability,Absolutely Normal Chaos,Chasing Redbi...
Title:The WandererFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.64 inPublished:November 21, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064410323

ISBN - 13:9780064410328

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I read this book 3 years ago and it is still my #1 favorite book. It is very exciting and adventures. You will not be able to put it down.You get to hear two sides of the story and see how it effected not only one person but to people. It is a very loving and touching story that you will always remember for many years to come.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast Moving In my opinion, this book truly deserves its Newbery Honor status. While I wouldn't recommend this book to younger readers who require a fast moving plot to keep their interest, I do recommend it to a slightly older reader who expresses interest in realistic characters and real-life situations. While it is currently in the 9-12 fiction section, I am more inclined to recommend it to a 12-15 year-old audience.
Date published: 2006-06-11

Editorial Reviews

“A beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.”