Big Rig

Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America that keeps on trucking!
  • ISBN: 9781682632529
  • Publication date: 08/09/2022
  • Page Count: 272
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781682632529
  • Publication date: 08/09/2022
  • Page Count: 272
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781682634547
  • Publication date: 08/09/2022
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America that keeps on trucking!

Life on the road with Daddy is as good as gets for Hazmat. Together, they’ve been taking jobs and crisscrossing the US for years. Now Daddy’s talking about putting down roots—somewhere Hazmat can go to a real school and make friends. Somewhere Daddy doesn’t have to mail-order textbooks about “nature’s promise to all women.” Somewhere Mom’s ashes can rest on a mantle and not on a dashboard.

While everything just keeps changing, sometimes in ways she can’t control, Hazmat isn’t ready to give up the freedom of long-distance hauling. Sure the road is filled with surprises, from plane crashes and robo trucks to runaway hitchhikers and abandoned babies, but that all makes for great stories! So Hazmat hatches a plan to make sure Daddy’s dream never becomes a reality. Because there’s only one place Hazmat belongs: in the navigator’s seat, right next to Daddy, with the whole country flying by and each day different from the last.

Award-winning author Louise Hawes writes with an easy, conversational voice and an “I’ll never grow up” spirit that cheerfully thumbs its nose at traditional coming-of-age narratives. This heart-tugging, laugh-out-loud portrait of a father and daughter is a satisfying journey across modern America you won’t want to miss.

Author/Illustrator

Louise Hawes

Author

Louise Hawes is an American academic and author of more than a dozen novels and several short story collections. She has served as Writer in Residence at the University of New Mexico and The Women's University of Mississippi, and also as a John Grisham Visiting Writer at the University of Mississippi. Louise helped found the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College. She currently teaches there.

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BISAC 1: JUV039030 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement
BISAC 2: JUV041030 JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks
BISAC 3: JUV013090 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family

Books By Louise Hawes