Tween Hobo: Off the Rails

Tween Hobo: Off the Rails

Illustrated by: Kate Harmer
A hilarious and irreverent illustrated book based on the popular Twitter feed (@tweenhobo), featuring a young spunky girl who packs up her glitter pens and sneaks out of math class one Monday afternoon to traverse the railroads in search of freedom, adventure, and her own personal obsession: Justin Bieber tickets.

Get ready to laugh and learn with the littlest hobo. She’s only twelve years old, but a “hard twelve.” You’ll meet her friends: Stumptown Jim (a hero who tried his best to homeschool her on the road); Tin Cap Earl (who’s always up for shooting a “Call Me Maybe” parody video in a graveyard); Toothpick Frank (who loves Pinterest); Salt Chunk Annie (a “woman of the night,” whatever that means) and Hot Johnny Two-Cakes (who Tween Hobo swears she does NOT have a crush on).

Find out how she survives, thanks in part to the kindness of park rangers. You’ll hear her take on major cultural events (“I go off a fiscal cliff every time I go near a Claire’s.”). And you’ll enjoy beautiful hand-rendered illustrations that bring out the beauty in her words—just like how eyeliner makes a hobo’s look really pop.

Often snarky and frequently ridiculous, this imaginative journal-like book includes maps, jokes, laughs, doodles, tips, hobo symbols (“House with a triangle on top means PIZZA PARTY!!!), games, stories, and more. So grab your iPhone and wrap it in a handkerchief, tie it to a stick, and let’s roll!
Choose a format:
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476747828 | 
  • June 2014
Add to Cart
List Price $17.99
Usually ships within 1 business day

Articles About This Book

42430-tween-hobo-assets-leanin

Posted on XOXO After Dark

Posted by Jules Horbachevsky

Is the national anthem considered a slow dance?

Fourth of July

Happy birthday, America!!!!!!!! It’s motherflipping INDEPENDENCE DAY and I’m charging through the Nevada desert on this bucking bronco of a freight train, with my T-shirt tied up so my...

About the Authors

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!