A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating. Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute, but she must have gotten something wrong in the coding. Which is frustrating for a science-minded girl like Sutton?al A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along n...

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Title:A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Author:Joy McCullough
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1534438491
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

A Field Guide to Getting Lost Reviews

  • Terry
    May 09, 2020
    A great book, great story, great author and a great read! For the young and the young at heart! Highly recommend! ...
  • Sarah Sammis
    May 18, 2020
    A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough is set in Seattle. Sutton and her father live in the same apartment building as her mother. But her parents are divorced and her mother is usually absent ? down in Antartica studying penguins. Meanwhile, Luis and his mother live across ...
  • Sharon Roat
    Aug 26, 2019
    Kids are gonna love Luis and Sutton! (Adults will also love these kids... I did!) This book just feels good. I read an advance copy and can't wait for this story to be out in the world making the world a better place. Kids are gonna love Luis and Sutton! (Adults will also love ...
  • Danielle Hammelef
    Apr 14, 2020
    This book will be a guaranteed winner with all readers. This novel, told in alternating dual perspectives of Sutton and Luis, has an authentic middle grade voice that readers will immediately connect to and relate to as the author never pulls her reader out of character. The supporting...
  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    May 01, 2020
    I had seen this one when I was looking for middle grade books for my anticipated list, it didn't make the cut but I still kind of wanted to read it and I am so glad I found this on hoopla because it was really cute.  Sutton is a science girl who is trying to code a small robot...
  • Connie T.
    Dec 10, 2020
    A feel good book about two very different kids seeking common ground and learning to work together, all because their parents are dating. Sutton is a little stand-offish (I wonder if she's on the spectrum?) and Luis wants nothing more than to fully engage in life, despite his limi...
  • Maria McGrath
    Nov 11, 2020
    Luis and Sutton are beatifully earnest characters trying to get along as best they can despite the obstacles life has thrown at them. Luis, a budding writer, feels his life tightly circumscribed by life-threatening allergies and a loving but (rightly) concerned mother. Sutton sees hers...
  • Alex  Baugh
    Aug 04, 2020
    The thing about robotics and coding that nine-year-old homeschooled Sutton Jensen likes is that is it always black and white - if you code correctly, your program responded as expected. Not like a mom and dad who marry and then get divorced, or a mom who's always off studying empe...
  • Kate Waggoner
    Mar 25, 2020
    Thank you to #NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing for allowing me the opportunity to read a digital ARC of A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough. This middle grades contemporary novel will be released on April 14, 2020. All opinions are my own. Sut...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 11, 2020
    Very cute. Real characters. Short read. ...
  • Rachel
    May 19, 2020
    This book was a random find on Hoopla. Overall the story was enjoyable but I don?t see it being a book that kids are still talking about 20 years from now. We listened to the audiobook version. My kids did not care for the voices of some the characters in the audio version and my...
  • Jessica Harrison
    Apr 27, 2020
    A Field Guide to Getting Lost is Joy McCullough?s debut middle-grade novel, but you?d never know that. Her writing is so comfortable and inviting, you?d think she?d spent years writing for this age group. There?s a natural cadence to her prose that lends to its authenticity. ...
  • Michelle
    Mar 22, 2020
    I have been looking for more titles with blended families for the Library and this book fits the bill perfectly. A Field Guide to Getting Lost is a gently told story about two children who become friends after learning their parents are dating and ready to make their relationship more ...
  • Kathie
    Feb 15, 2020
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book. This is the author's debut middle grade book, but many will be familiar with her YA historical fiction novel in verse BLOOD WATER PAINT. In A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST, two kids (Sutton and Luis) are brought t...
  • Tonja Drecker
    Apr 12, 2020
    Two very different personalities from two maybe or maybe not so very different worlds come together in a touching and engaging tale. Sutton's parents are divorced, and her mother is constantly away studying penguins. Like her mom, Sutton loves science, but unlike her mom,...
  • Todd
    Nov 28, 2020
    First, kudos to Isabel Roxas (StudioRoxas.com) for the beautiful cover art because after all I tend to judge a book by its cover. ? The story generally follows a father with his daughter and a mother with her son as they move toward the possibility of blending the two families. T...
  • Rajiv
    May 02, 2020
    [BLOG]::[YOUTUBE]::[TWITTER] This was a very fun short middle grade story to read! It is always difficult to adapt to any changes in our routine lives. Hence, I loved how the author tackled the subject of children adapting to their parent?s dating lives. There characters are ...
  • Katie Reilley
    Nov 11, 2019
    Thank you to the author and publisher for sharing an early copy with our #bookexpedition group. Sutton?s parents are divorced. She lives with her dad while her mom is in Antarctica, researching penguin migration. She?s a science-minded kid who?s dealing with programming issue...
  • Danielle
    Dec 12, 2020
    "Just because coding was based in logical cause and effect didn't mean there was only ever one way to do something. In fact, there was almost always more than one way to arrive at a solution." I really wanted to like this middle grade book. It has the most darling lit...
  • Emily Masters
    Jul 13, 2020
    I loved it! Quick and easy read with characters that felt real for their ages. ...
  • Jessica Lawson
    Jul 28, 2019
    Holy smokes, my full review is coming, but for now, just know that I LOVE this book for so many reasons. The VOICE, the HUMOR, the everyday DETAILS (the kind that make you feel like you're walking around a scene), THE CHARACTERS, and especially the HONESTY about some hard, hard to...
  • Mahi Senthilkumar
    Apr 30, 2020
    This middle grade novel made me cry, cheese at the ceiling from cuteness, and most importantly re-upped my appreciation for young kids as characters and as readers. Wish I had been introduced to more books like this as a kid ...
  • wanderonwards
    Mar 07, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley and Atheneum Books for Young Readers for sending me a free ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. A Field Guide To Getting Lost is a charming and humorous middle grade story about unlikely friends and navigating your way through life?s difficulties. ...
  • Kate Grace
    Apr 27, 2020
    This is such a funny and sweet middle-grade novel. I loved seeing how Sutton and Luis become a part of each other?s life. In general, the friends and family who surround these kids are great. And the Seattle backdrop almost takes on a life of its own, too. Thank you to Joy Mc...
  • Sierra Dertinger
    Apr 27, 2020
    Sutton lives in a quaint apartment, loves to code her robots, and is homeschooled by her loving father, while her mother is in South Antarctica saving penguins (a thankless job). The problem is that Sutton hardly sees her mom with this new job, and the fact that her dad and mom are div...
  • Mrs. Mazzola
    Nov 14, 2020
    Great story about two kids who get thrown together when their parents begin dating. Their awkwardness and quirky behaviors are captured realistically and with care and I was happy to see a kid with severe allergies as a main character, but the allergies were not the focus of his story....
  • Wrenn Nicodemo
    Apr 19, 2020
    This is the heartwarming story of two kids, Sutton and Luis, whose parents have recently begun dating. The story is told from alternating points of view: Sutton, a science-minded girl who is laser-focused on coding a mini robot, and Luis, a creative boy writing his own novel who really...
  • Kristin Crouch
    Nov 09, 2019
    Thank you to the author and publisher for sharing an ARC with Collabookation. Sutton loves robotics, lives with her dad while her mom is far away collecting data on penguins, and is homeschooled. Luis lives with his mom, loves writing adventure stories, and is allergic to everything....
  • Jenn of The Bookish Society
    Feb 12, 2020
    Sutton and Luis meet when their parents start dating. They have nothing in common at all. Finding a way to get along or even maybe becoming friends (or step-siblings!) is a challenge. Sutton's mom is in Antarctica and is going to miss her 10th birthday and the robot she's wor...
  • Thompson McLeod
    Nov 06, 2020
    Readers who love alternating characters and point of view will enjoy this easy to read middle grade contemporary. Two very different kids: Sutton, a science girl who lives with her dad and Luis, an shy but creative introvert find themselves forced to become friends (or at least allie...