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The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water
 

From Carnegie Award winning author Sarah Crossan, a poetic and timely immigration story that combines first love, friendship, and persistent courage. Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Polan... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781681199542
Barcode 9781681199542
Published 8 May 2018 by Bloomsbury YA
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9781681199542
ISBN-10 1681199548
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury YA
Imprint Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date 8 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
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

Description of this Book

From Carnegie Award winning author Sarah Crossan, a poetic and timely immigration story that combines first love, friendship, and persistent courage. 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 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

NZ Review This is a wrenching but hopeful story of displacement, loneliness, and survival. . . . Crossan's verse packs a punch as she examines the power that difference -- but also determination -- can wield. - starred review, Publishers Weekly Graceful, effortless verse. . . . A sweet, well-paced tale [with] a silver lining. - School Library Journal Poignant, powerful, just perfect. - Cathy Cassidy, author of Gingersnaps Narrating in image-rich free verse that packs an emotional punch, Kasienka describes what life is like for a new arrival while also exploring universal themes. . . . Memorable. - Kirkus Reviews A powerful coming-of-age novel about family and discovering how to be true to yourself that is well worth reading. - Booklist

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan is the author of Apple and Rain and The Weight of Water, both of which have been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. She is also the author of the novels Moonrise, Breathe, Resist, and the 2016 Carnegie Medal winner One, as well as We Come Apart, co-authored with Brian Conaghan. She grew up in Ireland and England, has taught English in the United States, and now lives in Hertfordshire, England. www.sarahcrossan.com @SarahCrossan

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