The Way to Schenectady

The Way to Schenectady

Book - 1998
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Twelve-year-old Jane Peeler is about to embark on a summer ritual: the family car trip. Along with her two younger brothers, Bill and Bernie, Jane will endure traffic jams, singalongs, and fights over who gets the window on a two-day car trip to New England. With help from her Walkman, it may not be too bad, even if her chain-smoking, grumpy grandmother is coming along. But during a stop at a gas station, the kids meet Marty -- a kind, penniless old man with a problem. How will he get to his brother's funeral in Schenectady the next day? Jane would like to help him out -- but how? Bringing a friend along on holiday is one thing, but a total stranger?

Readers will delight in the hilarious detours the Peelers must make to get their newest passenger, and themselves, to their destination on time.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra, c1998
ISBN: 9780887764271
0887764274
Characteristics: 162 p. : ill
144 p

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Nicoletams
Sep 29, 2012

This is a pretty good book, for a kid. It is wacky at parts, yet pretty realistic at others. All in all, just read the book.

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Sep 29, 2012

Nicoletams thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 11

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