No Small Thing, Natale Ghent's sensitive novel of a boy and his search for love and identity, wowed critics, prize juries and young readers alike. Now All the Way Home picks up whereNo Small Thing ended, with another compelling story of Nat, his family and Smokey, their pony.
Nat's mom has sold their house so the family wil have enough money to board Smokey at a nearby stable. Although Nat's overjoyed about keeping Smokey, he’s not too sure if the new apartment is going to be like a real home. The move has brought a lot of changes, with Nat’s big sister, Cid, smoking and hanging out with tough new kids. Smokey’s new stable is great, and Queenie, Nat’s little sister, has fallen under the spell of English riding. But not even Smokey can take away Nat’s pain of knowing his father won’t be coming back, as he secretly plays with his dad’s old army rifle, which he found before the move. It’s when Nat’s mother becomes sick and he and his sisters find they may be removed by the social services agency that Nat takes things into his own hands. With Smokey’s help, Nat knows he can find his father.
Once again, Natale Ghent has written another gem, a book that speaks with the natural voice of a boy on the brink of young adulthood. Hers are nuanced characters who resonate with young readers, their struggles presented with heart and humour, the story gripping until the last page.
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Natale Ghent is an award-winning journalist and the author of No Small Thing, also published in the US and the UK, and The Book of Living and Dying, a novel for young adult readers. No Small Thing has been critically acclaimed in Canada and internationally. Nominated for four Canadian children’s choice awards, including the CLA Book of the Year for Children award and the Silver Birch award (Honour Book), No Small Thing was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection in the US and a Borders Original Voice. Born in Brookfield, Illinois, Natale Ghent moved to Canada as a small child. She lives with her family in Toronto.
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002007525
Book Description HarperTrophy. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0002007525 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0000118
Book Description HarperTrophy, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2007525
Book Description HarperTrophy, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002007525