As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

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Train.

Car.

Plane.

Boat.

Feet.

He'll get there.

Won't he?

 

About Lynne Rae Perkins

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Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is also the author of the novel All Alone in the Universe, the award-winning companion to Criss Cross. An artist as well as a writer, Lynne Rae Perkins has published several acclaimed picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.
 
Published April 23, 2010 by Greenwillow Books. 372 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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It's easy to fall off the face of the Earth, as the affable 15-year-old Ry discovers when he misses his camp-bound train somewhere in Montana.

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and pull-on ankle-high boots of scuffed black suede with triangular elastic inserts on the sides.” Shortly thereafter, wearing the white loafers with tube socks, he reflects: “It looked as if a lawn-mower-riding failed gambler in shorts with a potbelly should be attached to his legs.” Some may...

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Teen Reads

Ry has no idea what has happened to his grandfather --- and neither does his grandfather, who has suffered amnesia --- and can only imagine what is happening with his parents.

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Common Sense Media

It would make a great read aloud, as families could commiserate over the bad luck that follows Ry, his grandfather, his parents, and even the family dogs, and celebrate the kindness they all find as they deal with setbacks that could discourage anyone.

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WAPL Teens

An Omnipresent narrator tells us the story, giving us updates on both Ry's parents and Grandfather as they have their adventures at the same time as Ry.

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The Brain Lair

Coffee Drinker.

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Clash Entertainment

As Ry is on a train heading for a summer camp program in the middle of the Montana wilderness, he comes across an unopened envelope from the camp marked “Urgent” which he had simply stuck in his luggage and forgotten.

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