Road trip

by Paulsen, Jim.

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
Dad and Ben haven't been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's plan and invites  Ben's thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along too and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run--and someone is following them.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The prolific Paulsen has teamed up with his son in this story about a life-changing journey for 14-year-old Ben and his family. When Ben's dad drags him along for a trip to adopt another rescued border collie, they bring Atticus, their beloved canine who already thinks he's a human member of the family. Atticus gives his own perspective on their progress at the end of each of Ben's first-person narrated chapters. They're also joined by a motley crew made up of a thuggish yet reform-minded teen, an aura-reading waitress, and a macho auto mechanic. En route, they transfer to a school bus, put out a car fire, drag race with cops, and evade some bad guys, all while documenting the adventure for Facebook. Ben's realistic introspection, actions, and reactions along the way show that he and his parents have gone down some rough roads before, but this trip promises to be a positive fresh start for everybody. With its quick pace, straightforward plot, and focus on dogs, this novel is sure to have reluctant-reader appeal.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A devoted raconteur of dog stories, Gary Paulsen (Notes from the Dog) along with his sculptor son, Jim, pull from a family tradition of adopting shelter dogs for their absorbing first collaboration. When Ben's impulsive father recruits him to help rescue a border collie, the boy agrees-reluctantly. Ben is disgruntled because his father has just quit his job to start flipping houses, leaving no money to send the 14-year-old to hockey camp; to jab at his father, Ben invites along Theo, a tattooed 18-year-old friend who's had brushes with the law. A gruff garage mechanic and a prescient waitress add color, as does family dog Atticus, who lends his amusing, perceptive voice in occasional interludes ("Getting a dog is a terrible idea," he grumbles early on. "Dogs are messy and needy"). The authors score on all fronts: they set an entertainingly frenzied pace, provide twists aplenty, create true dialogue that blends humor and pathos, and bring together a close-knit ensemble. Ben's testy yet loving relationship with his father is particularly well done, a testament to this father-son duo's ability to work together. Ages 10-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobile travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Border collie -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Animal shelters -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Automobile travel -- Fiction.
Border collies -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Animal shelters -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Wendy Lamb Books,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Paulsen, Gary.
Language English
Description ix, 114 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780385741910 (trade)
038574191X (trade)
9780375990311 (lib. bdg.)
0375990313 (lib. bdg.)
9780307930866 (pbk.)
0307930866 (pbk.)
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