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The Long Trail Home

By: Kiersi Burkhart and Amber J. Keyser

Contemporary Fiction

When Rivka refuses to have a bat mitzvah, her parents send her away to think long and hard about her feelings. But Rivka loves Quartz Creek Ranch, where she even has her own horse to ride! The real question is, will she ever want to go home again?

Ages: 10+

233 pages

Darby Creek Publishing

Average Rating: (69 Ratings)

This book was amazing!
Submitted 7/8/2019 by ponygal

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Rivka is having second thoughts about her bat Mitzvah after witnessing anti- Semitic sentiments in her community. Her parents send her to a ranch, where she learns about the importance of faith, friendship, family, and community. This book was one of the best Jewish books I had ever read. A must-read.

Not the best...
Submitted 6/27/2019 by gigglemonkey

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Not the best that I could have read.

Yay
Submitted 2/23/2019 by ARJBFF

I loved this book!

So good!

Liked it a lot
Submitted 2/19/2019 by artistickind

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Good
Submitted 2/4/2019 by Starbuck

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Good book, horse-lovers will love this book, I enjoyed it, but I'm not much of a horse person.

Great!!
Submitted 12/5/2018 by ARJBFF

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was very sweet. I really liked it

REALLY GOOD BOOK!!!!!!
Submitted 9/7/2018 by Av1dReader

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!

I LOVE HORSES
Submitted 8/10/2018 by crazyfun

Thumbs up!

Get this book! Great book of friendship(and horses).

Review of The Long Trail Home
Submitted 6/30/2018 by Rosey

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

The book the Long Trail Home is a book about a jewish girl who lives in Boston and comes to Quartz Creek Ranch in Colorado. At quartz creek ranch the girl meets new people and learns about jewish pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The girl who's name is Rifka, becomes more friendly with other people. This book is about friendship and you should totally read it!

Fine story, better if you like horses. Good for someone who likes contemporary or more realistic fiction
Submitted 6/2/2018 by dramaQ

I liked this book.

So good
Submitted 6/2/2018 by hockeysis

I loved this book!

I really liked this book. It had great twists and turns.

Excellent
Submitted 4/11/2018 by Songstress

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I personally felt that this book made me feel real good.

disappointing
Submitted 4/4/2018 by alimay2

Great choice for all ages
Submitted 4/4/2018 by GlitterBow

I loved this book!

This book is great because it takes the lead character, Rivka, through lots of adventures and challenges and she meets lots of new friends.

Great friendship book
Submitted 4/3/2018 by msbooboo

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is a fun read because it reminds me of camp and summertime. It also teaches about friendship. I really enjoyed this book and think you will too.

So GREAT!!!
Submitted 4/2/2018 by Deborah

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This Book was funny!
And was so good that I couldn't put this book down. It is about a girl named Rivka and her Adventure at quartz Creek! And with other kids with her at the summer horse ranch and unexpected twists and turns through the fun summer they had, also a camping trip by the woods and river. I can't tell you the rest or else a would ruin the surprise so read the book if you like adventures!

SO GOOD
Submitted 4/2/2018 by wolflover

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing! I loved the details, and because I ride horses, this was the perfect book for me! I would definitely read it, pick it whatever as long as you read it!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!

really good and exciting!
Submitted 3/7/2018 by LetItBe

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really like it. It was good and entertaining.

This book is amazing and awesome
Submitted 3/4/2018 by bobo

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!
Submitted 3/4/2018 by bookworm44

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Rivka starts the story in a disagreement with her Mom and Dad about her bat mitzvah. She learns to respect her parents and just how important her family really is to her. She meets some amazing friends at Quarts Creek Ranch horse farm. I LOVE this book!!!! I would recommend the book to anyone who loves horses and fictional books. 😊😊😊

Touching book
Submitted 3/4/2018 by pumbaa

Thumbs up!

this book is great because it can help you get along with different people.Also animals are the BEST!!!

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/4/2018 by horsesrule

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I loved how the pony made her happy.!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/2/2018 by Draw

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

good book

amazing book
Submitted 3/1/2018 by Weasley18

I love horses, so i choose this book. It made me think of friends, family, and trust. I'm glad that i choose this book.

Amazing!
Submitted 2/4/2018 by CatsAndDogsInCalifornia

I would read more books by this author.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book was amazing, I would totally recommend it to anyone!

Great book for middle schoolers or horse lovers
Submitted 2/4/2018 by bookwormMJ

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was an interesting, and at times sad story of a teenager named Rivka. She goes away for the summer and learns about life on a ranch, and the importance of family and friendship. I really enjoyed this book and would read it again.

Good book
Submitted 2/2/2018 by lovetoread729

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I Love this book
Submitted 2/1/2018 by sparky

Thumbs up!

This book is very fun. I would recomend it to horse lovers.

#MillionDollorBook#
Submitted 1/17/2018 by PJmama2

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I would totally read more books by this author. It taught me how to be strong and brave. Also, it taught me about my friendship and how being Jewish is really important. Rivka is a character of love and trust. Going away for a month this summer is going to be fun, but this book brought my hopes up even more.

The best!!!
Submitted 1/12/2018 by Deborah

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is really great it can be
Funny or sad but its just a perfect book
For me i reccomend this book to anyone
Who loves a good book!

Great book!
Submitted 1/8/2018 by LittleRedFeather

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book taught me the importance of family and friends.

Didn't want it to end!
Submitted 1/5/2018 by 123cats

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Actually, my mom read it to me each night before bed and I couldn't wait to hear each new chapter. The characters are realistic and the story is believable. I'd like to read more books by this author.

I love this book!
Submitted 1/3/2018 by reader2468

Thumbs up!

This book made me think about how important it is to fight against prejudice and to be your own person. I love how Rivka bonds with the horses and how she gets to ride them every day.

OMG!!! I LOVE IT!!
Submitted 1/3/2018 by Redbird9

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book πŸ“š tought me the important things about being a good friend and family member. If you like to go on adventures, READ THIS BOOK!!!😊

Submitted 1/2/2018 by raccoon07

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I love horses and I love being Jewish so this book was perfect for me.

Amazing book
Submitted 1/2/2018 by Mcorleone

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book πŸ“– is amazing . I learned so many new things from the Jewish culture.

I LOVE HORSES AND I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 1/1/2018 by LunaGranger

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Pretty Good Book
Submitted 12/26/2017 by doeadeer

I liked this book.

It was not my favorite book ever, but it was pretty good

Great!!
Submitted 12/10/2017 by derpycooki

Thumbs up!

Really good book! Good storyline and plot twists.

Good book
Submitted 12/10/2017 by Kitten

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

In this book, Rivka doesn't want to be Jewish after an incident at her temple that made her realize that people could hate her just because of her religion. Her parents send her to a camp for "troubled kids", where she meets some adventures.
I thought this book was good, but not the absolute best.

Coolest book ever!!!
Submitted 12/8/2017 by tkedeuce

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I really liked this book because it made me think about what it would be like to go off on my own for the summer, and also showed me that being in the wild can be super dangerous. You shouldn't run away like Cat did.

Submitted 12/8/2017 by SadieDog

really good!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/7/2017 by joyfulnoise

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great book for kids who are feeling confused about being Jewish
Submitted 12/7/2017 by 123magicalbooks

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this is a great book! I loved it!!!!!! it taught me more about how even if you aren't having the greatest relationship with your parents they are always there for you!

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Submitted 12/6/2017 by SuperReader1000

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book so much! I really recommend this book to people who love horse.

Cool Beans
Submitted 12/5/2017 by HBsoccer

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was a really good book. This is a really good book for horse lovers!

really good
Submitted 12/5/2017 by joyfulnoise

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

A very good book!!!!!!!
I would highly Recomend this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/3/2017 by Lovekitties

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I LOOVEED THIIIS BOOOK!! It has a few sad parts,but otherwise... THE BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS BOOK if you like action, adventure, and...AWESOMENESS!!!!

I loved this book!
Submitted 12/3/2017 by Hazelwood

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I would recommend this book to a friend!
A. Age 10.

AWESOME!!!!!
Submitted 12/3/2017 by Lula

I loved this book!

This is a AWESOME book! It made me dream of going to the ranch Rivka went to!

Really great book!!!!!
Submitted 12/3/2017 by Legabear123

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book is great it shows you that sometimes you just need grit ( and possibly a horse like Rowdy).
Rivka goes on many adventures at Quartz Creek Ranch and needes grit to get through some of them...

LOVED THIS BOOK
Submitted 12/3/2017 by reader4life

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book made me think about friendship, and spending more time with family. I absolutely loved this book!

loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/2/2017 by LunaGranger

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I am nine and 1/2 and I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved it !!!!!!
Submitted 12/2/2017 by LunaGranger

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

HORSES!!!!!!
Submitted 12/2/2017 by MagicalAnimal8

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This is a great book about being Jewish. It also made me think about friendship. If you like naming animals after food or like horses this book would be for you.

Submitted 12/2/2017 by msonic

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

great book

I loved this book SO much!!!
Submitted 12/1/2017 by maya123

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book has a lot of feeling. If is an amazing book. I loved it as a ten year old!

You should read this 😊 😊 πŸ“š πŸ“š
Submitted 12/1/2017 by bookeater

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is a book that I read for an hour non-stop. There is a lot about friendship, but not to the point that it is cheesy. Overall very good

MUST READ
Submitted 12/1/2017 by SwimIceSkate

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

A very interesting and adventurous book.

It'll take a while!
Submitted 12/1/2017 by Camryn

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Rivka is Jewish. And Rivka knows it. But something awful happens, and Rivka starts to wonder if being Jewish is good. She refuses to be Jewish. Her family sends her to a 6-week horse-camp. There, she makes new friends, including her horse. Rivka begins to love horses. But when she loses a friend, she starts to worry. WHat will happen?

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/1/2017 by HorseCrazyGirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book is amazing! you have to read it. I think that it's almost as good as harry potter.

Amazing book
Submitted 12/1/2017 by Dancegirl910

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is amazing!
It is a little scary though,
But I still loved it

Great Book
Submitted 12/1/2017 by mom2emmakate

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I also liked that it was about horses.

this book really shows how you can get past your fears and stand tall
Submitted 11/24/2017 by rockclimber

Thumbs up!

Mostly Good Book
Submitted 11/18/2017 by Chocool

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I thought that this book was very good, it taught me a lot about friendship and how people can change just from going to a summer camp.
The one thing, is some parts of the book was dragged on a little too long.

Pretty good, not the best.
Submitted 10/9/2017 by dancer393soph

This book was just OK

It's a good book overall, but it's really confusing and at times boring so I wouldn't recommend it to older kids.

Submitted 10/8/2017 by drkamins

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

i really liked it but it was a bit confusing at times.

Submitted 10/4/2017 by Emilia06

I loved the whole book!
Submitted 10/1/2017 by Design Team

I would lend this book to a friend! It has a beautiful message about how friendships can be formed.

by Sophie, Age 10

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Kiersi Burkhart 

Kiersi Burkhart grew up a cowgirl in Colorado and now lives at the foot of a mountain in Wyoming. She loves to play Pokemon and has a dog called Baby.

Amber J. Keyser

Before becoming a writer, Amber J. Keyser was a ballerina and a scientist who studied why animals do what they do. Amber lives in Oregon with her family, four chickens, and a dog who looks like a Muppet.

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