Out at Home (Paperback)
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Out at Home (Paperback)

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Paperback 137 Pages / Published: 28/10/2004
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Dakota Anderson was a typical thirteen-year-old boy until his father moved out. He is sure that if he becomes a baseball star, his dad will come home. The team's star player works with Dakota on his baseball skills, and also leads him into trouble . . . with the law. A thought-provoking story that combines the love of every boy's life--sports--with a topic of shattering importance--divorce.

Publisher: Kregel Publications,U.S.
ISBN: 9780825437243
Number of pages: 137
Weight: 122 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Readers feel Dakota's confusion and pain as he meets his dad's new girlfriend. In the following weeks, Dakota no longer see his dad as the hero he once was, and instead looks to his Heavenly Father for approval. A lesson in divine forgiveness prevails as Dakota mends relationships with his mother and big sister. Girls would relate to the book as much as boys, as it deals with the all-too-common feelings children experience during family strife."-- (10/01/2004)
"It might take him all season, but Dakota Anderson is determined to become the best player on the team. Then, maybe his dad will be proud of him. . . . and maybe he will come home."-- (11/01/2004)
The all-too-common subject matter of parental separation and divorce will strike a chord in many young readers. Narrated with straightforward simplicity, this novel offers constructive ways to help children deal with a painful fact of life.-- (03/01/2005)
"Out at Home is a raw, honest look at divorce and its effect on kids. The story is told in the first person and Dakota, the main character, is really rocked by his father's leaving. He grows bitter and gets into some nasty trouble. He blames his mother for the break up and treats her with disgust. And even though Dakota really loves his father, the man's a selfish superficial jerk...Jeannie St. John Taylor brilliantly captures Dakota's voice...and his pain. Dakota's a real kid...insecure, very much NOT the athlete...yet spunky, capable, and likeable."-- (04/01/2005)

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