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Gill Lewis
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@Vee_Bookish
@Vee_Bookish rated it 1 year ago
This is an absolute gem of a book and I am so glad I borrowed it from my library on a whim. Samira, a refugee in an abusive household, buys a hat in a hat box one day and finds a diary hidden inside. Opening the pages, she meets Henrietta, a girl from 1891, who is also trapped by the expectations of...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 6 years ago
When twelve-year-old Tam's father is killed, he is sent to work on a "bear farm" in the city where bears held captive in cages are subjected to the barbaric practice of "milking" their bladders of bile, which is sold for medicinal purposes.. Tam develops a close bond with a newly arrived bear cub an...
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it 10 years ago
Slow moving, not really invested in the characters or story. And, not sure I understand who this book is for, weird mix of 2nd grade interest with 7th grade topics. Includes: additional resources and reading, invitation to connect with author as she participates in tagging osprey to monitor during ...
afterwhat
afterwhat rated it 10 years ago
Scottish osprey make a treacherous journey twice a year, all the way to Scotland to mate and lay eggs and tend their chicks, then back, across the Pyrenees mountains and the Sahara desert, to spend the winters in Africa. As if that weren't enough, people pay thousands of dollars for an osprey egg, ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 10 years ago
Wonderfully crafted story. An impressive debut.
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