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Groundwood Books

Travels with My Family

Written by Marie-Louise Gay • Written by David Homel

For students in grades 2 - 5 | Published August 09, 2013 | ISBN 9781554984664
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General

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120 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

Travels with My Family

Travels with My Family: Book 1

Marie-Louise Gay • David Homel

Family vacations are supposed to be something to look forward to. Unless, that is, your parents have a habit of turning every outing into a risky proposition -- by accident, of course. So instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools, these parents are always looking for that out-of-the-way destination where other tourists don't go. Their adventures involve eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp.

Travels with My Family is told from the point of view of a long-suffering big brother who must fulfill many roles in this eccentric family: keep little brother out of trouble, humor artist Mom, and discourage Dad from pulling out the road map to search for yet another off-the-beaten-track destination.

Husband-and-wife team Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel and have combined their prodigious writing and illustrating talents with their own family memories to produce a very different travelogue.

About the Creators

Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General’s awards and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal. Visit Marie-Louise Gay's website: Visit Marie-Louise Gay's blog:

David Homel

Born and raised in Chicago, David Homel is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, journalist and translator. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.