Alex is counting down the days until his summer vacation begins, when he will travel south all by himself to see his grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins. As he packs his bags, his extended family prepares for his arrival; their eagerness and anxiety are charming. With an unnamed north and south and bright colored-pencil illustrations that avoid specific geographies or architecture, this story will move all long-distance families who are seeking connection across the miles.
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