Big Rig by Louise Hawes audiobook

Big Rig

By Louise Hawes
Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Blackstone Publishing 9781682632529

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/09/2022

    ISBN: 9798212198110

  • Available on 08/09/2022

    ISBN: 9798212198103

  • Available on 08/09/2022

    ISBN: 9798212198127

Runtime: 7.61 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Hitch a ride with eleven-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their eighteen-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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An unusual modern picaresque romp with a lovely message.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Louise Hawes

Author Bio: Louise Hawes

Louise Hawes has written books for readers of all ages, including Rosey in the Present Tense, Waiting for Christopher, The Vanishing Point, and Black Pearls. Her work has won awards from Bank Street College, the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the New York City Public Library, the Children’s Book Council, IndieBound, the International Reading Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.61
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English