January 1, 2018 | strande
The following titles all feature a character who leaves home. Some go on small trips, or big adventures, others leave forever. Books aimed at younger audiences are at the top of the list, but may appeal to a variety of readers.
Trixie and her family set off on a fantastic trip to visit her grandparents in Holland! But it seems Knuffle Bunny has different plans. Join Trixie on this international adventure as she makes a very surprising and moving decision.
Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps him. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald - who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.
Nurk is a quiet homebody of a shrew. But when a mysterious plea for help arrives in the mail, he invokes the spirit of his fearless warrior-shrew grandmother, Surka, and sets off to find the sender.
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom each leave home and then join forces to escape persecution.
Tiffany Aching leaves home to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers' lives. As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man. T
Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent.
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past.
A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, and the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom.
Catherine Morland is determined to see herself as the heroine of a dark and thrilling romance.When Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification.
Chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara-- a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.