Walking Home

Walking Home

Book - 2014
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When sudden political violence gets their father killed and destroys their home in Kenya, siblings Muchoki and Jata travel hundreds of kilometers in a desperate search for their last remaining family.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780385681575
0385681577
Characteristics: 290 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 22, 2017

Muchoki, a 13-year-old boy, is burdened with the responsibility of his younger sister Jata and the tragedy that occurred to his parents. Being brave, he takes the decision to move forward. Losing his parents, young Muchoki and Jata make a journey a child their age would not dare take. But the path has already been chosen and looking behind is an option neither can afford. Step by step, they travel to a place they wish to live, but only later on do they realize that they might not be accepted or welcomed. Eric Walters, a well-known Canadian author, depicts their journey so beautifully through his formal English literature, as used in this book. This book is recommended to tweens, teens, and even young adults, as the journey of Muchoki is one that’ll interest all. 8/10 Stars.
- @Bibliomaniac of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Terryxu
May 30, 2017

Walking Home by Eric Walters is a fictional book based off of real events in Kenya. The title and book cover didn’t seem too interesting to me, but the farther I got into the book, the more exciting and breathtaking it got. Eric Walters is known to write realistic fiction novels like The Rule of Thre3, but this one is special because it has educational value, and correctly describes the environment in Kenya during the political war in 2007 and the social tension between the tribes. Walters uses the string as a symbol to lead Muchoki and Jata to find their grandparents. He utilizes the string to further develop his story in a sensible fashion.

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cjohnston16
Apr 27, 2016

A very moving read. A book of love and perseverance.
Follow the story on Eric Walter's website. A interesting way to bring a book to life.

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wilson123
Oct 21, 2015

i heared it is a great book !!! i hope i can readit

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May 30, 2017

Terryxu thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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FatimaNasir_1
Jun 28, 2015

“Every Journey, no matter how far, starts with one step”
― Eric Walters

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