Long Way Home is a rather sweet book for children by Michael Morpurgo.
It is about a 12 year old orphan George who spends his summer holidays in foster homes. He has never liked any of his foster families before and when he is sent to stay with the Dyers, he does not expect things to be any different.
Things however are different as George befriends Tom and his sister Storme but Mrs Dyer suffers from an injury. Mr Dyer decides that he has too much on his hands already, and decides to send back George. Tom and Storme think of ways to make their father relent and let George stay but will George ever find a place he wants to call home?
The book is probably meant for children 8-12 years old. The ending is rather predictable and I find it a bit unsettling that the Dyers seem to plunge from one disaster to another but i guess that’s life on a farm. Children would find the events adventurous and who doesn’t like happy endings anyway.
I have read it and I enjoyed it.
Fair book review
I really enjoyed this one. Liked the characters and the farm setting.
The characters were all very likable. But the series of unfortunate event after event seemed a bit too much at times. Poor Storme and poor Mrs Dyer.