Homer abruptly finds out at age 13 that hes adopted when his gruff father, an Iowa farmer, announces it after dinner one night. Homer is crushed and decides he must find his real family who he learns were in New York City. On his way, he stops to tell his best friend, Jamie, who feels compelled to go along and keep Homer out of trouble. They hop a train and head east, only to run into danger the very next day. Narrowly escaping a brutal demise, theyre befriended by Smilin Jack, a hobo who takes them under his wing. After a ...

Orphan! 2010, West Side Books

ISBN-13: 9781934813386