Walk: Jamie Bacon's Secret Mission on the Camino de Santiago (Paperback)

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Jamie Bacon is angry that his parents are making him walk 500 miles in Spain as part of their homeschooling plan. He's especially disappointed that, unexpectedly, Dad can't come along so he'll be with just Mom and his sister Lily. But when Jamie meets a priest, Father Diego, on the plane and hears the backstory of the Camino de Santiago, he begins to get intrigued. And when he naively agrees to the request by two pilgrims to secretly carry a heavily taped envelope, unopened, all the way to Santiago de Compostela, Jamie is stuck with keeping his word and finishing the very long walk. Multiple missteps plague Jamie on the Way of St. James (the English name for the pilgrimage). He injures Lily, causes a car-bike accident, loses the envelope and finds it again (twice), and gets the family lost. Like most Camino pilgrims, Jamie discovers every day on the route holds adventure, revelation, elation, and exhaustion. He meets quirky and kind and scholarly pilgrims; he learns legends and history. He sees marvels of architecture and explores castles, churches, and a cave. And he's heroic, too, when he rescues a child from a charging bull, saves a puppy, prevents vandalism, talks his mother out of a panic attack, and more. Jamie is thrilled when he runs into Dad at the 100 km marker and is able to finish the Camino with his father-though, again soon he creates another problem when he attempts to help the critically ill Lily. Finally in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, after the family performs traditional pilgrim rituals in the world-class cathedral, it's time for Jamie to deliver that troublesome envelope. Finding out what he's inadvertently carried the whole way produces Jamie's biggest surprise. We'll leave that undisclosed here. The book ends with Jamie on television, honest and humble, and Mom, Dad, and Lily laughing together as they view his triumph from their hotel room.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781733543910
ISBN-10: 1733543910
Publisher: Jantzenbooks
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 350
Language: English