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Critically acclaimed author, Dan Gemeinhart's The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise introduces young readers to an unforgettable girl trying to find her place in the world.

Five years.

That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.

Five years.

It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Henry Holt & Company (BYR)
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Amber
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dan Gemeinhart does it again!

This book should really come with tissues because it ripped my heart out and made me cry happy and sad tears throughout the entire book.

Rodeo and Coyote are a father/daughter duo that live on the road in an old school bus called Yager. They have been roaming the US for five years - ever since a tragic accident that left them both devastated.

They have not been home in five years and Rodeo refuses to go back to their home in Washington State but Coyote learns that s
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Kate Olson
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
❤😭📚🎧

They all TOLD me to read this one, and they were RIGHT! I dug in yesterday afternoon and this morning when it was time for my walk I just couldn’t stop, so I switched to the audio version on Scribd and only took a quick break for my shower. I listened while I got ready for work, while I drove to work, and while I collected books for check in at work. I SOBBED in the car and my kids were like, “MOM, remember it’s FICTION!”.

Oh, this is such a heart print book for me. It’s about family and grie
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Laurie
Interest Level: 3-6

Do you think it would be fun to have your house be a school bus that was gutted and turned into a home? You could go just about anywhere in the US whenever you want. Fun, right? Well, Coyote Sunrise didn't have a problem with it, at least not until everything changed. Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have been traveling the country for five years, ever since the day her mom and two sisters were killed in a car wreck. Since then Ella has been called Coyote and her dad has been Rodeo.
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Carli
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and Henry Holt
Books/Macmillan for the advance Kindle copy of this 1.8.19 release. All opinions are my own.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for this heartfelt adventure. Coyote and her dad have been on the road, living in a school bus for five years. They don’t talk about tragic past. When Coyote learns that the park where she buried something very important is about to be destroyed, she has to find a way to convince her father to go back to their hometown - the one place he says he will never go
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Amy
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.

This was AMAZING. There's really no other way to say it. I have been a fan of Gemeinhart since I first read The Honest Truth a few years ago, and have enjoyed many of other books. His writing style is so fantastic for middle grade readers. The stories are poignant, the characters are interesting, and the books always, always, tug on your heart-strings. I loved this. It coul
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Laura Gardner
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to @macmillankidsbooks for the free book to share with #kidlitexchange!
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I ❤LOVE❤ this book! 🌟ALL THE STARS!🌟 How much do I love it?
Let me count the ways...
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1. It's a road trip! Who doesn't love a road trip!?
2. There's a GOAT! Also she's spunky and cuddly and comes in big in a clutch moment.
3. Coyote and Rodeo may be stuck in the denial stage of the grief process, but they have tons of love to go around nonetheless. For two people who have lost almost everything, that's pretty remarkab
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Lorie Barber
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Dan Gemeinhart, why do you write such incredible books that rip me apart, then put me back together again. First it was The Honest Truth. Then came Good Dog. Not to mention Scar Island. Each so different, yet kept me thinking about them for days after finishing; each leaving an indelible mark on my heart.
And then you give me Coyote and Rodeo and their Remarkable Journey. It’s a journey that takes them across many miles in a school bus-turned home (think a bright yellow tiny house on wheels.
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Jacquelyn Pace
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise definitely lives up to its name. This book is quite remarkable. It tells the story of not just Coyote's journey but also, in a way, of the journeys all the people that she meets throughout this book. When the story begins, Coyote is living on a refurbished school bus with her father and her cat Ivan (named after the gorilla in The One and Only Ivan -the first of many shout outs to amazing kidlit) and they travel from place to place because going home is t ...more
Ms. Yingling
E ARC from Netgalley.com

Coyote and her father, Rodeo, travel around the US in a converted school bus they call Yager. Their life seems pretty comfortable, and they go wherever they want (especially if it involves some really good destination food), but they are on the road because of a sad reason. Coyote's mother and two sisters were killed in a car accident, and their father coped so poorly that he had to sell their house, leave their town, and doesn't even want to call Coyote by her real name
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Kimberly
Thank you @kidlitexchange @macmillankidsbooks and @dangemeinhart for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise will release 1.8.19 and needs to be at the very top of your must read list at the start of the new year!!!

This middle grade story follows Coyote and Rodeo, a daughter / father duo who drive and live in an old school bus better known as Yager. Upon first impressions, people might be leery of their hippie vibes, but those opinions chan
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Patrick
Best one yet of Dan’s novels. Love his writing and stories. This is an emotional one.
Theresa Grissom
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4th, 5th, middle-grade
Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book.

Dan Gemeinhart, you continue to rip my heart out with your words! I fell in love with Coyote from page one along with all the other characters in this book. I rooted for her during her entire journey. The students in my school will be fighting over access to this book when I get hardcopies. Loved this one!
Carin
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coyote and her dad are driving all around the country in a converted school bus. She's home schooled, and they see the whole US. But there's one place her dad won't take her--home to Seattle. See, a few years ago Coyote's mom and two sisters all died in a terrible car accident. Coyote was supposed to be in the car that day too. And it's just been way too much to deal with. So they don't. They drive around to cool places, Coyote reads, she adopts a kitten named Ivan.

One day she calls her grandmot
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Melanie Dulaney
This newest offering by Dan Gemeinhart just may be my personal winner of the year, both my current reading year (2018) and maybe even its publication year (2019); it's that good. This is one that most fans of sad-happy heart warmers will want to read all in one sitting and may be tempted to skim in order to get to its lots of Kleenex required conclusion, but don't do it. If skimmed, readers will miss some fantastic descriptions, filled with enough sensory imagery that an ELA teacher will be high ...more
Heidi

Coyote and Rodeo (her father) live on the road in an old school bus. The school bus has been adapted to meet their needs with places to sleep, sit, and even cook. And for the most part, Coyote is content with this lifestyle that has been hers for the last five years. That changes though when she gets word from her Grandma that the park where she buried a memory capsule with her mother and sisters is being torn up. Coyote desperately wants to retrieve the capsule but she knows her father has no i
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Mrs. Krajewski
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meet the lovable, strong, determined, and downright fabulous Coyote Sunrise. Along with her father Rodeo, she travels the country in Yager, a large yellow school bus that’s also their home. Five years before this traveling began, Coyote’s mother and two sisters were killed in a car accident. Now Rodeo and Coyote go wherever they feel like it. They changed their names, got on Yager, and the rest is history. Well, at least, it would have been history if Coyote didn’t find out the park in her old n ...more
Paula
Some losses are too tragic to imagine but they are even harder when you are discouraged from remembering or talking about them. That is the situation for Coyote Sunrise. Her father has taken her on the road for the past five years, living on a a school bus called Yager, never stopping long enough to make friends. Her once a week call to her grandmother brings unexpected news and Coyote must make a trip back to her original home to rescue what is left of her precious life and and keep those memor ...more
Beth
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book.

This is my last book review of 2018. Here's the thing, I like the story, I like the characters, and I like the message....BUT...I cannot give this book more than three stars because I am so disappointed with the use of so many curse words. I understand that the kids hear them, but we tell them not to use them, so why is it okay to have those words (They are not the super bad ones, but there were a lot.) in a middle grade book? This
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Aaron
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last few times I read a Dan Gemeinhart novel I have finished saying, "I have no clue which of this guy's books is my favourite." And it happened again with this book. I guess it is pointless to compare, but I can't help it.

More to the point, THIS book is excellent. It has amazing characters whose thoughts and feelings become part of you. It's a great adventure with all of the feels represented.
Michele Knott
If you’ve ever read anything by Dan Gemeinhart, you know it’s going to pull at your heart. It’s going to bring feelings to the surface and you can’t help but wear all of those emotions on your sleeve as you finish reading the story.
This book does that and more. I think this is Dan’s best book, yet. He does an amazing job fleshing out the character of Coyote and letting the reader get to know her and see all of her ups and downs.
Always looking forward to more from Dan.
Steph
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
My heart. I sobbed and sobbed and clutched this book to my chest. It will stay with me forever.

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“Sometimes making friends is tough, and sometimes it’s as simple as finding someone who loves books and kittens as much as you do.”

“There is so much sadness in the world.
There is so much happiness in the world.”
Kathy
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was a beautiful and sad story about a father and daughter and their adventures and coping with immense grief. It will make you laugh and cry. Every character is memorable and contributes to the story. I would highly recommend this middle school book.
Afoma Umesi
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need to gather my thoughts, but EVERYONE needs to read this book. I promise, it's THAT good.
Laura Mossa
A story about family, forgiveness, friendship and finding where you belong. Full review coming soon.
Erin Varley
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning. Wow. This is Dan’s best book.
Hannah
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Netgalley and publishers for an ARC!

This is my first Dan Gemeinhart book and it was wonderful!! This would be most appropriate 6th-8th graders and fans of Because of Winn Dixie.

Coyote is a hoot! She makes friends wherever she goes. There are several characters in this story that readers will identify with.

Readers will laugh, root, and cry along with Coyote and those she meets. Buckle up for this remarkable journey!!
Amy Hodges
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book says it all. Coyote and Rodeo are a father-daughter duo who live in a refurbished school bus named Yager. They have been traveling across the US for the past five years, after a tragic and devastating accident in their family. While they have traveled to many exciting places, they have not been back home since they left. Coyote learns that the park where she buried a memory box with her mother and sisters is being demolished and she knows she must go back and retrieve it. ...more
Katie Reilley
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thankful that I was able to read an ARC of Dan Gemeinhart‘s latest through my #bookexpedition group. If I could give this book 10 ⭐s, I would.

Coyote and her dad Rodeo live a life on the road in a 2003 yellow school bus named Yager. They’ve been traveling the roads of the US, not headed towards something but headed away from it ~ it being a tragic accident that changed their lives forever.

During a phone call with her grandmother, Coyote learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demo
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Laurie
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interest Level: 3-6

Do you think it would be fun to have your house be a school bus that was gutted and turned into a home? You could go just about anywhere in the US whenever you want. Fun, right? Well, Coyote Sunrise didn't have a problem with it, at least not until everything changed. Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have been traveling the country for five years, ever since the day her mom and two sisters were killed in a car wreck. Since then Ella has been called Coyote and her dad has been Rodeo.
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Rian *fire and books*
Holy... Wow. Okay...


This is one of my top books of the year. No question about it. It’ll even become my staff pick at my bookstore when it is finally released. This is an absolutely remarkable book.

Five years ago her mom and two sisters died. Five years and five days ago they all buried a memory box with letters about why they loved each other. It’s Sunday now and the park is going to be demolished on Wednesday.

Coyote has a mission and it’s to get that box back. Only problem? Rodeo -her dad, b
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