The Wanderer (Paperback)

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By Sharon Creech, David Diaz (Illustrator)
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The only girl on a trip from Connecticut to Ireland, Sophie is our main
character. The story is told through her journal entries and the
journal entries of her cousin, Cody.
This book has many layers. The story of Sophie crossing the ocean is a
wild ride of literal ups and downs on the waves. However, you also get
a glimpse into the tough emotional things Sophie has had to deal with
in her family…but no one knows that she has quite so many things on her
A wonderful ending to a beautiful, adventurous story. Bound to be a
classic. Best for ages 9 and up.

— Jessilynn


"The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in."

Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie's cousin Cody isn't sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination--and its passengers search for their places in the world.

Praise For…

“Sophie is a quietly luminous heroine, and readers will rejoice in her voyage.”
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (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

“A beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064410328
ISBN-10: 0064410323
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: November 21st, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English