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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Young Adult Fiction
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781459814097
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Munro vs. the Coyote

by Darren Groth

tagged: disabilities & special needs, australia & oceania, siblings
Description

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he intends to move beyond his troubled past. It is there, at an assisted living residence called Fair Go Community Village, that Munro discovers the Coyote can be silenced.

Munro volunteers as a "Living Partner" and gets to know the team of residents he is assigned to. The burden Munro carries, however, is not so easily cast aside. When one of the team makes the decision to leave, the Coyote gets a new life. When a second resident is taken away, the specter of trauma and death looms larger than ever.

Will Munro learn how to silence the voice? Or will the Coyote ultimately triumph?

About the Author

Darren Groth

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Darren Groth now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his Canadian wife and twins. His books have been published on both sides of the Pacific and include his acclaimed YA novel Are You Seeing Me? Darren is a former special-education teacher and the proud father of a son with ASD. For more information, visit www.darrengroth.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
13 to 17
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 16
Editorial Reviews

"Munro vs. the Coyote is engrossing, entertaining and uplifting…This book will strike a chord and shift perspectives for many readers while it entertains them. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A great tale about friendship and open-mindedness, and accepting differences in others."

— Susin Nielsen, award-winning author of <i>Optimists Die First</i>

"Groth introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability…[Munro's] first-person narration is strong (both sassy and heart-wrenching) and the thoughtful handling of trauma and difference, both genuine and relevant. Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A celebration of all that makes us weird, wonderful, and unique. Groth creates characters who learn resilience in the face of grief and discrimination and does it with the perfect balance of humour and heart."

— Eileen Cook, bestselling author of <i>With Malice</i>

"In addition to some laugh-out-loud humour, this page-turner has some heart-wrenching moments...It is a richly layered book about love, the tenacity of the human spirit, and our capacity to mend. Darren Groth is a brilliant storyteller...This book was a delight to review."

— BC Bookworld

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