Brovko's Amazing Journey
by Larry Warwaruk
Shortlisted for the SaskEnergy Children's Literature Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards 2014
Can Brovko's family really be leaving him behind as they go to make a new life in Canada? 12-year-old Andrei is furious and upset at having to leave his wonderful companion behind - and Brovko isn't happy either. He tries to make the best of life with a new family, but it soon becomes clear what he has to do: find a way to get to Canada himself and be reunited with his true owner.
With a little help from a mysterious hermit, Brovko embarks on his adventurous mission and sets out to find Andrei. Along the way he rides on trains, becomes a guide dog for a kobzar, learns the ways of the big city and escapes a dog-catcher, herds bulls, and performs a daring rescue at sea. Once in Canada, Brovko must begin a long and perilous trek on foot, following his nose. When he runs into serious danger, the hermit's magic isn't enough to save him - but help comes from another, unexpected direction.
What an adventure Brovko will have to share with Andrei...if only he can find him again!
The traditions of Ukraine are woven into a story of incredible escapades and true grit, wrapping young readers in the magic of Brovko's Amazing Journey.