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The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water (Hardback)

By Crossan, Sarah

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A poetic, gifty offering that combines first love, friendship, and persistant courage in this lyrical immigration story told in verse.

ISBN 9781599909677
Barcode 9781599909677
Published 23 July 2013 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's B
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781599909677
ISBN-10 1599909677
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's B
Imprint Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publication Date 23 July 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 211
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 331g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, England, Race relations, Bildungsromans, Novels in verse
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Poland. Kasienka isn't the happiest girl in the world. At home, her mother is suffering from a broken heart as she searches for Kasienka's father. And at school, Kasienka is having trouble being the new girl and making friends. The only time she feels comforted is when she's swimming at the pool. But she can't quite shake the feeling that she's sinking. Until a new boy swims into her life, and she learns that there might be more than one way to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a coming-of-age story that deftly handles issues of immigration, alienation, and first love. Moving and poetically rendered, this novel-in-verse is the story of a young girl whose determination to find out who she is prevails.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Keystone to Reading Book Award (Middle School) 2015 -- Short-listed for Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2015

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan is the author of the Breathe trilogy. She grew up in England and Ireland, has taught English in the United States, and now lives in London with her family. Visit her online at www.sarahcrossan.com

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