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The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water
 

First love, friendship and quiet courage combine in this spare and beautiful story that will leave you sad, happy and wanting more from this fantastic new voice in children's fiction

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ISBN 9781408824641
Barcode 9781408824641
Published 25 December 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408824641
ISBN-10 1408824647
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date 25 December 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Teenage Romance
Poetry & Anthologies
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
Children's and Educational
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-8
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Polish people - Fiction - Great Britain, Great Britain - Fiction - Emigration and immigration, Poetry Children's / Teenage, Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying, Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 465085

Description of this Electronic Book

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013
NZ Review Poignant, powerful, just perfect

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarahwon the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPAPoetry Award for her novel, One. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ @SarahCrossan

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