Amelia's Road

by Linda Jacobs Altman. Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 2-4.
Find this book: Local Bookstore, Amazon, B&N icon



cover art

Amelia hates all roads and all maps. Her family moves frequently to pick the crops and she has always hated the time when her father takes out the road maps. This time she particularly hates to move because she has been going to a school where, for the first time, the teacher has bothered to learn her name.

She has drawn a picture there of her dream (a white house with a pretty yard) and the teacher has placed a star on it. One day, after working in the fields, Amelia comes upon an abandoned road that twists along beside the fields and into the woods. Here is a road she can love. In a metal box, she places the paper with the star and some other trinkets she has found. She buries the box beside the road. Now she has someplace to come back to. For the first time she doesn't cry when her father gets out the road map




Search Our Site

Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter.
Sign Up!


In Times Past
an eBook
by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis

Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8.

In Times Past Cover

Enliven your US History curriculum!

Teach US History using great kids books.

More Info

By Carol Otis Hurst!!

cover art
Rocks in His Head.

Pick up your copy of Carol's Award Winning Picture Book!

More Information.

You can help fund this site at no cost to you! If you shop at bookstore use This Page each time you enter More information.