Walking Home

Walking Home

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Set in both the wilds and slums of Kenya, a powerful story about a brother and sister's brave journey to find a place to call home.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;13-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can barely recognize what's become of their lives. Only weeks ago they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going to school, playing soccer with friends, and helping at their parents' store. But sudden political violence has killed their father and destroyed their home. Now, Muchoki, Jata, and their ailing mother live in a tent in an overcrowded refugee camp. By day, they try to fend off hunger and boredom. By night, their fears about the future are harder to keep at bay. Driven by both hope and desperation, Muchoki and Jata set off on what seems like an impossible journey: to walk hundreds of kilometers to find their last remaining family.
ISBN: 9780385681575
Branch Call Number: TEEN PBK Wal


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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

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.

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.

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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Jun 28, 2015

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


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