The Vacation by Polly Horvath audiobook

The Vacation

By Polly Horvath
Read by Kirby Heyborne

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4.73 Hours 1
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From the author of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle When his mother decides on a whim to be a missionary in Africa and drags his unwilling father with her, Henry is left in the care of his Aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Henry’s sure they dislike him and he’s trying to keep his distance, but that becomes more difficult when Mag decides they should take a destination-less road trip. Mag, convalescing from an illness that makes her look like death, is downright crabby. Pigg, tense from driving, is becoming more assertive and less willing to submit to Mag’s whims. And while they poke each other – literally – Henry is finding it hard to keep his resolution. They go to Virginia Beach (it’s too hot); try camping in the Everglades (Henry accidentally spends four days floating in a swamp); visit their daddy, Henry’s granddaddy (Henry’s never met him!); and lose Pigg to love in Oklahoma (what would the radio psychologist Daly Kramer say?) before they finally receive word that Henry’s parents are coming back and will meet them in Tulsa to finish the trip with Mag and Henry. But his parents are bickering and Henry is in despair – until he surrenders to the road and decides to let whatever happens happen, but to be there in it all. Complete with her signature cast of eccentric characters, absurd situations, and heartfelt moments, Polly Horvath writes an on-the-road epic like no other!

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Summary

Summary

From the author of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle When his mother decides on a whim to be a missionary in Africa and drags his unwilling father with her, Henry is left in the care of his Aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Henry’s sure they dislike him and he’s trying to keep his distance, but that becomes more difficult when Mag decides they should take a destination-less road trip. Mag, convalescing from an illness that makes her look like death, is downright crabby. Pigg, tense from driving, is becoming more assertive and less willing to submit to Mag’s whims. And while they poke each other – literally – Henry is finding it hard to keep his resolution. They go to Virginia Beach (it’s too hot); try camping in the Everglades (Henry accidentally spends four days floating in a swamp); visit their daddy, Henry’s granddaddy (Henry’s never met him!); and lose Pigg to love in Oklahoma (what would the radio psychologist Daly Kramer say?) before they finally receive word that Henry’s parents are coming back and will meet them in Tulsa to finish the trip with Mag and Henry. But his parents are bickering and Henry is in despair – until he surrenders to the road and decides to let whatever happens happen, but to be there in it all. Complete with her signature cast of eccentric characters, absurd situations, and heartfelt moments, Polly Horvath writes an on-the-road epic like no other!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At once poignant, funny, and wise, this book gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘The best journeys never end.’” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Horvath spins another delightfully offbeat yarn, complete with her signature cast of eccentric characters, wacky situations, poignant moments, and snappy dialogue. Another hit for Horvath.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A new offering from the queen of offbeat is always a welcome holiday.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Polly Horvath

Author Bio: Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Her books include The Canning Season, a National Book Award winner and a YA Canadian Book of the Year; Everything on a Waffle, a Newbery Honor Book; The Trolls, a National Book Award finalist; My One Hundred Adventures, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year; and Northward to the Moon, an Oprah’s Book Club Kid’s Reading List selection. She lives with her family in British Columbia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English