- Author: Vanderpool
- Binding: PB
Set in the years after WWII, after Jake's mother dies, he is uprooted from his Kansas home and sent to boarding school in Maine. Out-of-place, he and Early Auden (today probably called "autistic") go on a canoe quest. Unusual story, filled with gorgeous writing, surprise twists, and interwoven connections that tie together the best books. Lovely odyssey.
Award: Michael L. Printz Honor Winner