|| Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times "spinning," caught in a whirlwind of energy. But he never thought he'd be left alone in a campground in Acadia National Park. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself -- starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS realizes what's happened. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a "missing boy" just a sighting away from being caught. Part gripping adventure story, part unfolding mystery, part sensitive portrayal of a fiercely self-reliant boy, this tale of survival traces a journey that tests a boy's wits and his loyalties -- and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.