The exact location of home by Messner, Kate (#1444EP6)


The exact location of home

by Messner, Kate
Paperback Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018


From the Publisher

Kate Messner pens a new moving tale of family and friendship about a tech-savvy boy searching for his father during tough times.

Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people--especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation and his mom seems to be hiding something, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo--a garage sale GPS unit--for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem . . . and sometimes, there's more than one set of coordinates for home.

An important story of love and hope that will capture readers' hearts,The Exact Location of Home is another must read from beloved author Kate Messner.

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/15/17
  • Publishers Weekly Annex, 08/21/17
  • School Library Connection, 08/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 07/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-68119-898-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-68119-898-9
  • Follett Number: 1444EP6
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 190578EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 12
  • Lexile: 620L