For five years, Coyote and her father, Rodeo, have been roaming around the country in their giant, yellow school bus. They started their journey after Coyote lost her mom and sisters in a car crash. Rodeo is running away from the loss and never looking back. The wandering lifestyle suits Coyote just fine, until she learns that a park where she, her sisters, and her mom buried a memory box is about to be demolished. Suddenly, Coyote desperately needs to get home, but that’s the last place Rodeo will let her go.
As Coyote stealthily urges Rodeo toward home, they pick up a group of unlikely passengers. Each person (and animal) they invite in teaches them more about life, friendship, and belonging. Through a variety of misadventures, they each learn more about themselves and the power of needing and trusting others. With a cast of delightful characters, this travel log of a story will warm the hearts of all readers. Coyote and her friends are some of my new favorite characters. I’d share a ride with them anytime.
Recommended ages--9 and up