About this Book:
When his mother decides on a whim to be a missionary in Africa and drags his unwilling father with her, Henry is left in the care of his Aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Henry is trying to keep his distance, Mag decides they should take a destination-less road trip. They go to Virginia Beach (too hot); try camping in the Everglades (Henry spends four days lost in the swamp); visit Henry's granddaddy (Henry's never met him); and lose Pigg to love in Oklahoma before they finally receive word that Henry's parents are coming back. Henry is often in despair -- until he surrenders to the road and decides to let whatever happens happen, and to be there in it all.