This is a wonderful, heartwarming book! I just loved it. It is written for YA, but ANYONE from 9 to 99 would enjoy it.
"This is a wonderful, heartwarming book! I just loved it. It is written for YA, but ANYONE from 9 to 99 would enjoy it."
I agree with Carol S. and want to add that the book is (as usual) much better than the movie. (I think it was a made-for-TV movie.)
Absolutely one of the best books. My heart went out to these children. How could a mother do this and what smart little cookies they were to travel so far. In this time and age this would probaly never of been possible as it is so dangerous--but dangerous then too. This is an awsome read-i reccommend it to everyone who enjoys a good settle down, dig in read on a rainy day.
This is truly one of the best books that I have ever read. I did not find it "daunting" or a "hard read". I was completely hooked from the first page, and what I loved about it is how the characters grew more detailed the further along in the book that you read.
We love this book. I reread the whole Dicey series every few years, and I'm 54. My kids loved it and we first read it as a family read-aloud. The second book, 'Dicey's Song', won the Newbery, but this title is worthy of it also. I buy it as a gift for any friends who like books. It is compelling and well-written and you come to care for the family so much. How wonderful that she wrote more books so that when we sadly come to the end, we can just begin the next book!
This is a action fast moving book about 4 children surching for a home after their mother abandoned them. excelent read.
This book was quite interesting. The plot had a few unexpected twists... It keeps you guessing at what will be these children's next move. A touching story of determination and love, Homecoming is a must read for anyone who is up to the journey.
Nice heartwarming story. Well written
A very enjoyable story well written.
Very good book, Newberry Medal winning author
This is a really good book
What kind of mother would leave her four kids in a parked car in a strange town and then just walk away?....So begins the story of Dicey, James, Sammy and Maybeth...4 brothers and sisters who must fend for themselves after their mother abandons them. A heartwarming story...I enjoyed this read!
It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family.
First in the Tillerman family series. Family consists of four children deserted first by their father and then their mother.Wonderful read!
The story of three siblings abandoned by their mother in a mall parking lot.
Four kids are abandoned by their parents, and the oldest, 13 year old Dicey takes care of them and tries to find new parents to love and take them all. A heart wrencher.
1989 mass-market paperback (written in 1981) with orange cover.
From the back cover
Diceys mother didnt make many explanations. Maybe thats why she didnt explain her mysterious behaviour the night she packed up the whole family and sped off into the night . . . Or why she pulled the car into a shopping center the next morning and just walked away without a goodbye.
Now Dicey, James, Sammy, and Maybeth were stranded in an unknown town, and it seemed that every grownup in the country was against them. That meant ducking authorities, sleeping in cemeteries, and doing anything to keep clear of foster homes. It also meant walking for miles and miles. . . .
But Dicey hadnt given up completely; she knew there must be one adult she could trust. And she figured if she could just keep her brothers and sister together, eventually theyd have their homecoming.
We've had this book for a long time. The pages are intact and the book is readable, but the book has some obvious signs of age.