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As Josie and her class make a beautiful patchwork quilt to send to a war-torn country, Amina, who lives far away, shivers in her darkened apartment surrounded by noisy explosions.
Tanya's life is a mess. She's got four new brothers and sisters. Nobody in her family gets much sleep anymore, and there are diapers everywhere. Tanya deals with the craziness by writing in her diary -- and there's no shortage of hilarious stories to tell.
Sapphire lives in two worlds. On land she walks the rocky shores of the Cornwall coast-but under the sea she can swim like a seal by the side of her Mer friend Faro. Now both of Sapphy's worlds are threatened. In the profound depths of the ocean, where the Mer cannot go, a monster called the Kraken is stirring. He has the power to sweep Ingo away and shake the land from its foundation. Because of her mixed blood, Sapphire can enter the Deep. With a great whale as her guide, she will journey to a place so far from the sun, no light can find it-and confront an evil that's even darker.
I wish I was away in Ingo Far across the briny sea, Sailing over deepest waters Where love nor care never trouble me. . . . By the Cornwall coast where Sapphire lives with her family, it's easy to hear the call of the sea. Too easy. When the sea called to Sapphy's father, he vanished from her life. When the sea called to her brother, he started disappearing for hours on end. And now the sea is calling to Sapphy, and she feels its pull more strongly than she's ever felt anything in her life. In a novel full of longing, mystery, and magic, Helen Dunmore takes us to a new world that has the power both to captivate and to destroy. At the waterline, the two worlds of Air and Ingo meet. Sapphy and her brother, Conor, find themselves at the boundary between these worlds, in a place of danger and amazing discoveries.
By the Cornwall coast where Sapphire lives with her family, it's easy to hear the call of the sea. Too easy. When the sea called to Sapphy's father, he vanished from her life. When the sea called to her brother, he started disappearing for hours on end. And now the sea is calling to Sapphy, and she feels its pull more strongly than she's ever felt anything in her life. In a novel full of longing, mystery, and magic, Helen Dunmore takes us to a new world that has the power both to captivate and to destroy. At the waterline, the two worlds of Air and Ingo meet. Sapphy and her brother, Conor, find themselves at the boundary between these worlds, in a place of danger and amazing discoveries.
Years ago, a baby was left in a shoebox by the bins of a restaurant. Now the baby is a mother, and she and her husband are experiencing a tragedy. Like a Russian doll, this novel opens to reveal a richness of stories locked within.
1941; Leningrad is under siege by the German army and the relentless winter. Thousands will starve or freeze before spring. This story details the effects on ordinary people.
Cathy and her brother, living with an aloof grandfather, make a passionate refuge for themselves against the terror of family secrets. On the brink of war, life becomes fraught with danger.
Tara is bored. Staying in Grandma's little apartment isn't much fun. But when Tara sneaks into the garden, she has a wonderful surprise. Discover what it's like to be an evacuee!
In a seaside town of sandy beaches and ocean breezes, Sapphy has never felt so far from the sea. The crowded shore at St. Pirans is nothing like the cove at Sapphy's old home, where she first found her way into the underwater world of Ingo. But Ingo's pull is strong, and it always finds a way. Soon Sapphy and her brother, Conor, are swimming beneath the waves again, riding the currents and teasing their Mer friend Faro. As Sapphy goes deeper into Ingo, she learns to feel more at home in the sea--even as she begins to be aware of its dangers. There's the danger of going in too deep, and breaking the delicate balance between Sapphy's life on land and her life in Ingo. There's the mysterious disappearance of Sapphy's father, an experienced sailor who should never have drowned. And then there's Ingo itself--a restless power as old as the world, as strong as the tides, and more dangerous than anything Sapphy has ever known.
a story of fatal love, and the complicated bond of two brothers
With Friends Like Zillah, Who Needs Enemies? When Katie meets Zillah, she's pretty sure she hates her. Zillah is difficult and bad-tempered and makes it clear she doesn't want Katie for a friend. Well, that's fine by Katie. Just because she's new to town doesn't mean she's desperate. But she is curious. Why is Zillah so angry all the time, and why does she always wear a dirty old diamond ring on a chain around her neck? Soon Katie discovers that Zillah has some deep, dark secrets . . . and will need a friend to help her sort it out. Is Katie the friend she needs?
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