The Wanderer

Sharon Creech (Author) David Diaz (Illustrator)
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Perfection Learning
Publish Date
November 21, 2011
5.0 X 1.0 X 7.3 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Sharon Creech has written more than twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the United States and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain's Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, she taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura BelprΓ© Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.


?A beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.?School Library Journal (starred review)"Like Creech's Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird, this intimate novel poetically connects journey with self?discovery.Publisher's Weekly, starred review?Sophie is a quietly luminous heroine, and readers will rejoice in her voyage.?The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)