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Brovko's Amazing Journey

by Larry Warwaruk

Brovko's Amazing Journey


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.



5.5" x 8.5" 168 pages
$8.95 CDN; $8.95 USD
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Juvenile Novel Juvenile Novel Tradepaper 7+
Larry Warwaruk

About the Author

Larry Warwaruk is the author of the adult novels Bone Coulee and The Ukrainian Wedding and the young readers' novel Andrei and the Snow Walker with Coteau Books. He has also written one other novel, Rope of Time, a number of short stories published in GRAIN, NeWest Review and elsewhere and broadcast on CBC Radio, and a non-fiction work, Red Finns of the Coteau. Several of his works have won Saskatchewan Writers Guild literary awards. He is also active in community theatre - he founded the Snakebite Players in Beechy, Saskatchewan, and won several Best Director awards in Saskatchewan Community Theatre festivals.

Born in Regina, Larry Warwaruk grew up in southern Saskatchewan, took his education degrees in Regina and the University of Oregon, and was a teacher and principle in central Saskatchewan for many years. He lives with his family in Outlook, Saskatchewan.



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