Ever since her mother and sisters were killed in an accident, 12-year-old Coyote Sunrise and her father Rodeo have been living on the road in a converted school bus named Yager. When Coyote learns that a park, where she and her mother and sisters once buried a memory box, is about to be demolished, she is determined to return to their hometown for the first time in five years in order to retrieve the box before it’s lost forever. The only problem? The prospect of returning to the scene of their painful past is a “no-go” for Rodeo. Can Coyote trick her father into driving cross-country from Florida to Washington before it’s too late? A colorful cast of characters (and critters) join the journey along the way and help Coyote in reaching her goal. This book is a rich mixture of humor, sadness, adventure, warmth, friendship, and family. I enjoyed the ride.
Reviewed by Mr. Gregg