About this product
- DescriptionWinner of the 2011 Ann Conner Brimer Award for Children's LiteratureWinner of the 2011 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People2012 Silver Birch Fiction Award mineeShortlisted for the 2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature AwardShortlisted for the 2011 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children AwardA 2012 Woozles' Battle of the Books Elementary List Title2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Bronze MedalistA young boy must come to terms with the moral prejudices of his small town in the prairies in the 40's when he befriends the daughter of a young widow who moves in next door. Gracie is unlike anyone Luke has ever met - fun, charming, imaginative and full of life. But when the townsfolk discover that her mother's past is less than completely hourable, they set out to isolate both mother and daughter. This striking new vel from Valerie Sherrard explores themes of friendship, loyalty, hypocrisy, and forgiveness.
- Author BiographyValerie SherrardBorn in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Valerie's ambition to become a writer was kindled when she was in grade six and living with her family in Lahr, West Germany, where her father was stationed. Her homeroom teacher praised her efforts and instilled in her a lifelong belief in her ability to write. Valerie has written a number of books for young readers. Out of the Ashes was a Red Maple Award Honour Book and a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award. Kate was a White Pine Award Honour Book.
- Author(s)Valerie Sherrard
- PublisherFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Date of Publication25/10/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Weight249 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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