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Louise Hawes, in conversation with Shawn K. Stout -- Big Rig -- ONLINE!

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Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America that keeps on trucking!

 

Life on the road with Daddy is as good as gets for Hazmat. Together, they've been taking jobs and crisscrossing the US for years. Now Daddy's talking about putting down roots—somewhere Hazmat can go to a real school and make friends. Somewhere Daddy doesn't have to mail-order textbooks about "nature's promise to all women." Somewhere Mom's ashes can rest on a mantel and not on a dashboard. While everything just keeps changing, sometimes in ways she can't control, Hazmat isn't ready to give up the freedom of long-distance hauling. Sure, the road is filled with surprises, from plane crashes and robo trucks to runaway hitchhikers and abandoned babies, but that all makes for great stories! So Hazmat hatches a plan to make sure Daddy's dream never becomes a reality. Because there's only one place Hazmat belongs: in the navigator's seat, right next to Daddy, with the whole country flying by and each day different from the last.

 

Award-winning author Louise Hawes writes with an easy, conversational voice and an "I'll never grow up" spirit that cheerfully thumbs its nose at traditional coming-of-age narratives. This heart-tugging, laugh-out-loud portrait of a father and daughter is a satisfying journey across modern America you won't want to miss.

 

Louise Hawes is a teacher and the author of more than a dozen novels for readers of all ages. She has served as Writer in Residence at The University of New Mexico and The Women’s University of Mississippi. She was also a John Grisham Visiting Writer at the University of Mississippi. Louise helped found the MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently teaches there. She researched much of this book “on the road” in her home state of North Carolina and reports that, at 5’2”, climbing in and out of 18-wheelers is a great workout!

 

Shawn K. Stout grew up near the mountains of West Virginia, where she spent many days wandering in the woods and staring up at the clouds. She is the author of several acclaimed books for young readers, including the Penelope Crumb series. Shawn is a science writer at the National Institutes of Health and holds an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College. She lives with her husband and daughter in a very old house in Maryland, where she sets out trinkets for birds just in case. Visit her at www.shawnkstout.com.

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Zoom Webinar!
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
Big Rig By Louise Hawes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682632529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Peachtree - August 9th, 2022

Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America that keeps on trucking!


The Impossible Destiny of Cutie Grackle By Shawn K. Stout Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682633205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Peachtree - May 31st, 2022

Do you believe in impossible things? Cutie Grackle does. She has to. Otherwise, she’ll never be more than a lonely 10 year old in a cursed family.
 


Louise Hawes, in conversation with Shawn K. Stout -- Big Rig -- ONLINE!
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Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America that keeps on trucking!

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