No Place for Kids

No Place for Kids, 2014

No Place for Kids, 2014

Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Wandering Fox Books, 2014
Reading ages: 9-11

No Place for Kids tells the story of sisters Jennifer and Sarah, who were part of a happy, stable family until their mother’s death. Their father is unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his daughters, and starts to drink heavily. He loses his job and his grip on his family.

Twelve-year-old Jennifer starts to develop a tough exterior. When she receives unwanted attention from one of her father’s drinking friends, she leaves with Sarah on a quest to find their aunt, who lives in Vancouver. Unfortunately, they run out of money in Regina and must cope on their own with fear, loneliness, illness, and the conflict inherent in being sisters.

This emotional story deals with mature themes, but is ultimately about the enduring bonds of family.

Comes with Teacher Resources.

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  • 978-1-772030-17-4 (paperback)
  • 978-1-772030-18-1 (epub)
  • 978-1-772030-19-8 (epdf)

Original Version:

No Place for Kids (original cover)

No Place for Kids (1999 cover)

Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Roussan, 1999

The 2014 re-issue of this book is an updated version of Alison’s original story.

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Citation
  • Finalist for the Saskatchewan Book Awards Best Children’s Book category

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