Bound for Home (Hardcover)
From the author of The Trail, a heartwarming tale of survival and adventure, following three unlikely friends and their quest to make it home together.
Max: a shelter dog who just wants his freedom.
Emi: a lonely girl who secretly wants a place to call home.
And Red: a cat who’s never needed anyone or anything beyond her own sharp wits.
Can the three survive a journey deep into the woods?
From the moment Emi walks into the animal shelter, she knows the dopey-looking dog with the sandy-colored hair is the dog for her. Despite Max's many escape attempts and inability to be trained, she chooses him.
When Emi's home life starts to crumble, she takes off into the Maine woods with Max at her side, determined to prove that she can make it on her own. But they immediately lose each other, and one catastrophe after another shows that they're totally unprepared to handle the wilderness. Wild animals, hunger, and an impossible trail to track mean that each must do whatever it takes to stay alive—but what happens when they have to choose between getting back to safety... and looking out for a friend? Can loyalty be as strong as the will to survive?
About the Author
Meika Hashimoto grew up on a mountain in Maine. She has traveled the world in search of calm forests and beautiful peaks, and found them a'plenty. When she is not hiking and climbing, she is a children's book editor in New York.
Praise for The Trail:
"Readers will be drawn into Toby's exciting journey and empathize with him as he learns an important lesson about forgiving yourself and determining what's important in life and then fighting for it." — Booklist
"Readers will relish experiencing the dangers of living on the wild side. Toby's trip of self-discovery and adventure matures him into a more confident, less negative person who is finally able to forgive himself and feel happiness. This action-packed tale of a boy fighting the elements and his own negative self-image never falters." — School Library Journal
"A must-read for anyone looking for a great adventure novel. I could not put it down." — Roland Smith, author of Peak
"The Trail brings Toby's epic hike fully to life. It's a journey that's as much in the heart as on the map, and it's not one you want to miss." — Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest: Book of the Dead and Trapped
"In The Trail, Hashimoto has created an honest and tense tale that reminds us that there's more to survival than just living." — Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award nominee for Endangered and Threatened
2018 Maine Student Book Award Masterlist
2019 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Masterlist
2019-2020 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Masterlist