Travels with my family

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Instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools and water slides, the parents in Travels with My Family insist on obscure destinations -- even if it means driving for hours to get to the middle of nowhere, countless back-seat games of Twenty Questions that end badly, and reading aloud the "How to Change a Tire" chapter from the Owner's Manual. To say nothing of what happens when they arrive: eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp. Husband-and-wife team David Homel and Marie-Louise Gay have combined their writing and illustrating talents with their own family memories to produce a very different kind of travelogue. Travels with My Family is told from the point of view of a long-suffering big brother who must fulfill many roles in this eccentric family -- keep little brother out of trouble; humor artist Mom while she seeks out beauty and inspiration in the least likely places; and discourage nearsighted, tone-deaf Dad from pulling out the road map to search for yet another strange destination.
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series Travels with my family
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subject_facet Children's collection, Electronic books, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family, Family life -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, New Experience, Travel -- Fiction, Travel -- Juvenile fiction, United States, Vacations -- Fiction, Vacations -- Juvenile fiction
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title_full Travels with my family / by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel, Travels with my family [electronic resource] / Marie-louise Gay and David Homel
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