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The Vacation

Polly Horvath

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From the author of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle When his mother decides on a whim to be a missionary in Africa and drags his unwilling father with her, Henry is left in the care of his Aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Henry's sure they dislike him and he's trying to keep his distance, but that becomes more difficult when Mag decides they should take a destination-less road trip. Mag, convalescing from an illness that makes her look like death, is downright crabby. Pigg, tense from driving, is becoming more assertive and less willing to submit to Mag's whims. And while they poke each other - literally - Henry is finding it hard to keep his resolution. They go to Virginia Beach (it's too hot); try camping in the Everglades (Henry accidentally spends four days floating in a swamp); visit their daddy, Henry's granddaddy (Henry's never met him!); and lose Pigg to love in Oklahoma (what would the radio psychologist Daly Kramer say?) before they finally receive word that Henry's parents are coming back and will meet them in Tulsa to finish the trip with Mag and Henry. But his parents are bickering and Henry is in despair - until he surrenders to the road and decides to let whatever happens happen, but to be there in it all. Complete with her signature cast of eccentric characters, absurd situations, and heartfelt moments, Polly Horvath writes an on-the-road epic like no other!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

4h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:20