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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 224
Themes: friendship, family, historical, mothers and daughters, dying and illness, rural life, coming-of-age
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing
Pub Date: 15/Jan/2019
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Miles to Go is the story of a friendship between two twelve-year-old girls in a small prairie town. In the spring of 1948, each girl faces a heavy personal loss and challenges that threaten their friendship. Through a hard few months the girls learn the meaning of loyalty and the value of keeping a promise. Loosely based on the author's experience growing up in a small town, this book's timeless themes and authentic emotion will speak to young readers.


"Beryl Young’s novel Miles to Go is sparse, poetic and, at times, perfectly heart wrenching. It subtly captures the coming of age of two young prairie girls. The beauty of this story is in the little things, the life things. In short: it's wonderful."—Arthur Slade, award-winning author of Dust

Saskatoon StarPheonix
"Young…has crafted a story that shows young people's vulnerability but doesn't let them off easily."
Margriet Ruurs, author of Stepping Stones: A Refugee Families Journey

"With the feel of books like Little House on the Prairie, this is a story full of heartache and struggles, depicting life on the prairies in a small town. It is also the story of two best friends who learn through trial and error about life, family and best friends."

Awards

Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, Sundogs  | 2020 | Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens  | 2019 | Commended
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards - Pre-Teen Fiction E-Book  | 2019 | Winner
CCBC Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People  | 2019 | Short-listed

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