Running Time: 03:31 hrsNarrator: Apple Alex (synthetic)Publisher:BC Libraries Cooperative, 2016
Publisher:BC Libraries Cooperative, 2016
Publisher:Groundwood Books, 2015Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
Publisher:House of Anansi Press, 2018Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Leavitt, MartineEdition: First editionDate:,Issued2015Created2016Summary:
In the town of Leamington, Ontario, a seventeen-year-old boy is suddenly stricken by a schizophrenic episode and wakes up in hospital. The boy’s name is Calvin, and he is plagued by hallucinations. As the hallucinations persist, Calvin comes to believe that the answer lies in performing one grand and incredible gesture. And so he decides to walk across Lake Erie. In January. The temperatures have been below freezing for weeks. The ice should hold... The lake, it turns out, is more marvelous, and more treacherous, than Calvin had ever imagined — populated by abandoned cars (joy ride!), ice-fishing eccentrics, psychokiller snow beings, and a not-so-mythical sea witch named Jenny Greenteeth. But the biggest surprise of all is that Calvin finds himself accompanied by Susie, the girl of his dreams. Part romance, part adventure story, part quest novel, Martine Leavitt brings her inimitable gentle wit, humor and compassion to a story about a teenaged boy struggling to gain control of his own mind and destiny.Subject(s): Characters and characteristics in literature | High schools | Schizophrenia in adolescence | Mentally ill teenagers | Watterson, Bill | Calvin (Fictitious character : Watterson) | Schools | Hobbes (Fictitious character)Original Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2015Language(s): EnglishCollection(s)/Series: Governor General's Literary Awards 2016