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"Every year, thousands of children travel on airlines without a parent or caregiver. Alex is traveling all by himself to meet his grandparents and cousins who live far away! He wakes up early each day, stuff- ing his suitcase with all it can hold. When he feels a bit anxious, he writes postcards to his family to calm himself. Meanwhile, Grandpa Leander, Grandma Alexi, Aunt Sophie, Uncle Mike, and twins Sam and Tina eagerly prepare for Alex’s arrival with creative and fun proj- ects, building tree houses and more. What will happen when Alex and his family members finally see each other?
Travel has never been so exciting in this heartwarming story of find- ing independence and strengthening family ties. Through a mix of colored pencil, collage, charcoal, and photographs, bold illustrations capture Alex’s anxiety, excitement, and self-confidence, and the joy of family union. Told in a dual-narrative, Comings and Goings will guide youngsters through the chaos and anticipation of Alex and his family’s new adventures."
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Also available in paperback (ISBN: 9781595729217; price: $6.99)
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