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Shouting at the Rain

Shouting at the Rain
   

From the author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about a young girl raised by her kindhearted grandmother who now looks at their life with new eyes and wishes she could have a regular family.

Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 6 Nov 2019.

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ISBN 9781432869526
Barcode 9781432869526
Release Date 6 November 2019 by Thorndike Striving Reader
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Nov 2019

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ISBN-13 9781432869526
ISBN-10 1432869523
Stock Release date is 6 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Nov 2019
Publisher Thorndike Striving Reader
Imprint Thorndike Striving Reader
Release Date 6 November 2019
Publication Country
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Friendship, Grandmothers, Neighborliness, Large type books, Cape Cod (Mass.)
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a regular family. Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A richly embroidered cast of characters, a thoughtful exploration of how real friends treat one another, and the true meaning of family all combine to make this a thoroughly satisfying coming-of-age tale. Cape Cod is nicely depicted--not the Cape of tourists but the one of year-round residents--as is the sometimes-sharp contrast between residents and summer people. Hunt has crafted another gentle, moving tale of love and loss: the value of the one and the importance of getting over the other. --Kirkus Reviews Limned in northeastern sea salt and Adirondack chairs, Hunt's latest offering explores those frustrating preteen years when friends become enemies and family is at once embarrassing and desired. . . . Hunt creates a realistic sketch of small-town life and the agonies of growing up in an imperfect family. . . . The thematic elements of tweenage angst are timeless and relatable. --School Library Journal In addition to telling Delsie's story in an involving way, Hunt vividly portrays the underlying us-and-them mentality shared by locals in a seaside community that relies on outside visitors. As sweet and summery as lemonade. --Booklist Endearingly blunt, stubborn Delsie lives year-round on Cape Cod. . . . In kid-friendly prose, Hunt balances Delsie's unfettered sense of adventure with her tweenlike insecurities. . . . Her sweet desire for a family and her unexpected realization that she's had one all along make this story well worth reading. --Publishers Weekly [Delsie and Ronan's] slow-build friendship is realistic and enjoyable. . . . Delsie is an engaging protagonist, simultaneously stubborn and uncertain, independent-minded without forced quirkiness. Hunt's depiction of class conflict in a vacation destination is matter of fact, with money woes serving not as plot points but as part of the setting. The writing is vivid and child-friendly . . . with a satisfyingly imperfect resolution to the many conflicts. --Horn Book

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Author's Bio

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She's a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

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