No Place for Kids

By (author): Alison Lohans
ISBN 9781772030174
Softcover | Publication Date: October 17, 2014
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
144 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Best Children’s Book

Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and loses his grip on his family.

As twelve-year-old Jennifer approaches maturity, she starts to develop a tough exterior, especially when she attracts unwelcome attention from one of her father’s friends. With nothing left to lose, the two sisters decide run away to their mother’s sister in Vancouver, setting out with very little money and no clear plan. Along the way, they must overcome fear, loneliness, illness, and the conflict inherent in their sibling relationship. This emotional story deals with mature themes, but is ultimately about the enduring bonds of family. Suitable for readers aged nine to eleven.

About the Author(s)

Alison Lohans of Regina, Saskatchewan, is an award-winning author of twenty-six books for young people. Alison has given hundreds of readings, writing workshops and conference presentations across Canada. A writer all her life, Alison has spent decades mentoring other writers through workshops, creative writing classes, and a ten-month residency at Regina Public Library.


“A fast-paced, gripping read." —Jocelyn Reekie, CM Magazine
“This is a book that will help readers empathize with the characters, who are forced to survive by any means, as they set out on a journey to find a place called home." —#WeHaveDiverseBooks Catalogue, Association of Canadian Publishers