From acclaimed author Linda Urban comes a younger middle-grade novel about the weekend adventures of a boy and his dad, who each see "home" in new ways as they adjust to divorce.
Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean:
Every weekend presents an adventure as Max gets to know his dad’s new neighborhood—and learns some new ways of thinking about home.
Acclaimed author Linda Urban deftly portrays a third-grader’s inner world during a time of transition in this sweet and funny illustrated story that bridges the early reader and middle grade novel.
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Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2016 Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2016 "Fans of Clementine and Ramona have a reason to rejoice: there's a new kid on the block (at least for the weekend). Bighearted, hilarious, and tender, Weekends with Max and His Dad is an absolute charmer." —Katherine Applegate, Newbery medalist * "Urban’s subtle and perceptive take on divorce will resonate with children facing similar predicaments as she blends Max’s worries and “someone-sitting-on-his-chest” feelings with a vivid imagination and good intentions that take father and son on some very entertaining adventures—with future ones planned." —Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Urban excels at credibly presenting this situation from Max’s third-grade point of view... Urban’s writing is both crisply specific (a basset hound “sniffed as she walked through puddles, dragging her ears like flat-bottomed boats”) and simple enough to be accessible." —Bulletin, starred review "Urban’s touch is light throughout, and with likable characters... and a story just right for budding chapter-book readers, she’s off to a good start." —Horn Book "The cast of characters grows throughout, but at the heart of the story is Max’s warm, easygoing relationship with his father." —Booklist —