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Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk

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Corgi
01 May 2017
Children's & Educational; Adventure stories (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Historical fiction (Children's&YA)
Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family. Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.
By:   Lauren Wolk
Imprint:   Corgi
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   224g
ISBN:   9780552574303
ISBN 10:   0552574309
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 May 2017
Recommended Age:   From 9
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Since 2007, she has been the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an award-winning poet and also a visual artist. Wolf Hollow is set in western Pennsylvania where her family roots run deep. Both of her parents were raised in that area, her mother on a farm and in a family that served as the inspiration for the novel.

Reviews for Beyond the Bright Sea

A tense and moving adventure story, this book's real strength is in the characters and the understated but overwhelming love that binds solitary people, no matter what their blood links may be * Daily Mail * Crow is a thrilling heroine, and Wolk's sense of place recalls Daphne de Maurier * The Times * Lyrical and heartrending . . . A tear-jerking yet ultimately uplifting tale of establishing one's place in the world and realising that sometimes your family is the one you make, not the one you are born into. A stellar story full of heart, action, and emotion * School Library Journal * An intriguing tale of an orphan determined to find her roots -- Publishers Weekly Beautiful -- Kirkus


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