Road Trip with Max and His Mom

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Max is working on a project for school based on his readings during Biography Month. His problem is he has read about seven great explorers, and he has trouble deciding which one to report on. In fact, Max has some other difficult decisions to make. His mom and dad are divorced, and his mom wants to take him to a family reunion on a weekend. But weekends are his dad’s time. Max talks things out about the trip with both his mom and his dad, and is able to figure out how to go on the trip without feeling like he’s abandoning his dad. And in preparing their scrapbook pages for the reunion, Max learns a lot about his mom that’s pretty nice. His project and the trip are also fun learning experiences.

Author Linda Urban has a deft touch with a problem many youngsters have to deal with. The story is one that will speak to kids in second to fourth grade without talking down to them and about things that are important to them. Cute illustrations by Katie Kath scattered throughout will help to keep the youngsters’ eyes on the pages and pages turning.

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Author Linda Urban • Katie Kath, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 160 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Apr-17
ISBN 9780544809123
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Issue July 2018
Category Tweens
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