This book is dedicated to military families that move thousands of miles each year. Rylan, a five-year-old, has been living in Anchorage, Alaska, with his family for four years. The family moved there soon after Rylan was born in North Dakota. Rylan loves riding his scooter outside, but he has been thinking about his dad, who is out of the country, working. Even Rylan’s pet mouse, Henry, couldn’t keep him from feeling lonesome for Dad. Talking at dinner, the family hears the front door being opened and banged shut. Who could it be? It was Dad, finally home!
Soon after Dad’s arrival home, he and Mom tell the children that the family will be moving from Alaska to the “lower forty-eight states”—to the state of South Carolina. Rylan is not sure he wants to move. He is not sure what moving means. Can he take all his toys, building projects, trucks and cars, and bed?
The moving truck is gone, and the family is on their way, traveling 4,421 miles to a new home. Come on an adventure with Rylan and his family from Anchorage through Canada, to their new house in South Carolina. Will Henry go with the family, be forgotten, or get packed in a box, left behind?