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Travels With My Family

by David Homel, Marie-Louise Gay

Groundwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Family vacations are supposed to be something to look forward to. Unless, that is, your parents have a habit of turning every outing into a risky proposition -- by accident, of course. So instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools, these parents are always looking for that out-of-the-way destination where other tourists don't go. Their adventures involve eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp.

Travels with My Family is told from the point of view of a long-suffering big brother who must fulfill many roles in this eccentric family: keep little brother out of trouble, humor artist Mom, and discourage Dad from pulling out the road map to search for yet another off-the-beaten-track destination.

Husband-and-wife team Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel and have combined their prodigious writing and illustrating talents with their own family memories to produce a very different travelogue.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 8.63 × 5.63 × 0.3 in

Published: September 1, 2007

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888998333

ISBN - 13: 9780888998330

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Travels With My Family

Travels With My Family

by David Homel, Marie-Louise Gay

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 8.63 × 5.63 × 0.3 in

Published: September 1, 2007

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888998333

ISBN - 13: 9780888998330

Table of Contents

My Adventures 1. Hurricane Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 2. Rip Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 3. Sandwiches with Alligators . . . .40 4. Farm Animals on the Rampage . .50 5. Abandoned on the Beach . . . . .61 6. Tumbleweeds and Tornados . . .69 7. A Shoot-Up on New Year's Eve . .80 8. Revolution in Mexico . . . . . . .91 9. Slaughter Canyon . . . . . . . . .102

From the Publisher

Family vacations are supposed to be something to look forward to. Unless, that is, your parents have a habit of turning every outing into a risky proposition -- by accident, of course. So instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools, these parents are always looking for that out-of-the-way destination where other tourists don't go. Their adventures involve eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp.

Travels with My Family is told from the point of view of a long-suffering big brother who must fulfill many roles in this eccentric family: keep little brother out of trouble, humor artist Mom, and discourage Dad from pulling out the road map to search for yet another off-the-beaten-track destination.

Husband-and-wife team Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel and have combined their prodigious writing and illustrating talents with their own family memories to produce a very different travelogue.

From the Jacket

hen you hear the word vacation, what do you think of? Beaches and warm water? Nice hotels with swimming pools? Giant waterslides and amusement parks and miniature golf? Maybe even Disneyland? Me,too. But not my parents... So,every vacation, my little brother and I have to go with them to some wild, faraway destination where no one else ever goes. That's calle "off the beaten track." No tourist traps and no line ups. No wonder! Nobody wants to go there! When you have parents who like to vacation in out-of-the-way places, even getting to where you want to go can be an adventure...

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal. David Homel is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, journalist and translator. He has won the Governor General's Award for translation, and the Hugh MacLennan Prize and the Jewish Public Library Award for fiction. His most recent novel is Midway. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Appropriate for ages: 7