Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2013 Green Book Festival
Lexile Score HL (High Low) 690L
“An engaging story which broaches serious questions about family, the American spirit and hope. “Foreword Five-Star Review
When thirteen year old Myles brings home an injured coyote pup, his father warns him—something as wild as a coyote can’t be trusted. Land is the only sure thing.
His father is wrong.
Set on the American western prairie in the years leading up to the Dust Bowl, this historical novel follows the adventures of Myles and his coyote, Ro as they hunt rabbits and dodge tornadoes. Meanwhile men like his father are turning the prairie into the world’s breadbasket. The American Dream is within reach. But when drought hits, Myles watches his father’s dreams disappear in the wind.
Seventy years later, Myles’s grandson Andy feels trapped by his safe, suburban routine. His mother charts his grades and packs hand sanitizer in his back pack. All she talks about is consequences. Dreams, she warns, bring only heartache like the Dust Bowl. Wanting more out of life, Andy sets out to discover what is left of his grandfather’s wild prairie.
This young adult historical novel explores the American can-do spirit that drew families to the rugged frontier, and it asks whether that spirit has survived the challenges of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression and the years since.
What people are saying about COYOTE WINDS…
“An engrossing account of hardscrabble life in Colorado at the dawning of the Dust Bowl era, as seen through the eyes of a wise-cracking 1920s farm boy, an injured coyote pup, and a disgruntled, 21st century teenager. The story transports readers to a bygone day when dreams died hard and indomitable spirits struggled to endure. “ —David Schweidel, author of Confidence of the Heart and What Men Call Treasure
“In this fresh, affectionate, and poignant novel, Sedwick brings to vivid life the story of two boys connecting across decades with plucky independence and unexpected courage. Pages turn like the Coyote Winds, unfolding a gritty tale of endurance, love, and a touch of magic that will hold young and old in its spell.” —Joanne Meschery, author of Home and Away
“Coyote Winds is engaging and provocative. The book tells the story of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl in a way that encourages readers to think, and to want to know more. It helps us to understand both the harshness and the beauty of farm life on the southern Plains.” —Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, History Professor and Chair, Iowa State University, author of Rooted in Dust and Always Plenty to Do, and contributor to Ken Burns’ film, The Dust Bowl
"There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds that makes me feel excited about my role. Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope." Allison Hunter, Allison's Book Bag
"Coyote Winds is a vivid and beautiful portrait of two very different worlds. Andy’s modern day existence couldn’t be more different than the wide open promise of Vona, CO that Myles and his family approach, but the stories merge brilliantly. Helen Sedwick pens this story so well that I could see the Vincent farm, hear the chickens pecking at kernels and feel the coyote winds blowing across my face. " — Compulsion Reads 5 Star Review and part of its Irresistible Collection.
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|Publisher||Ten Gallon Press|
|File size||2.4 Mb|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Book rating||4.34 (35 votes)
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