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The Journey to Ompah

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 25



Appeared in

War at the Snow White Motel and Other Stories

Story Summary

On the way home from viewing a rare hummingbird in eastern Canada, Michel's father mysteriously turns at a sign to Ompah. Where the road dead-ends at a broken down shack, Michel is confronted by a cantankerous, wicked old man. His grandfather? No wonder his father fled at thirteen. But the more important question is what he carried with him.