You Can Call Me Worm by Dan Haas

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Ever since Will's parents split up, his father has been acting strangely. Late one night Will and his older brother run away from home, and the two begin a three-day journey that takes them into the heart of Accomack Creek, a narrow strip of woodland in suburban Virginia. They sleep during the days and hike by night, getting closer to the goal: their father's new house. Chased by a teacher from their school, encountering tough kids and drifters, and eating squirrels to appease their hunger, the brothers have almost made it when Will decides to strike out on his own for the last leg of the journey. What he finds at the end is not what he expected, but it is a new beginning. This is one boy's funny, heart-wrenching, and satisfying story of coming to terms with himself and his changing family.
 

About Dan Haas

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Haas grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia, and graduated from Bard College in New York. He works as a Special Education teacher in both elementary and high school programs.
 
Published September 30, 1997 by Houghton Mifflin. 167 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Worm and his older brother, Todd, have heard that their father, who lives 25 miles away and suffers from depression, has been sitting out on his roof for several days.

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