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- DescriptionA taut and gripping fantasy for middle-grade readers A Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Diamond Willow Award NomineeSw Willow Award minee 2006 In the distant future on a parched landscape, sits an ermous wall made of towering wooden columns. The wall surrounds the desolate settlement of Regnboga. But inside, body can remember a time when the wall was built or when such majestic trees grew. No enemies ever come to challenge them, but the Watchers still zealously guard the settlement and the well that means life to their people. They also guard the people themselves, reinforcing with their whips the laws that regulate every aspect of daily life.Mara kws other existence, but one fateful day her aunt reveals that it is time for them to escape. Mara learns that the woman she had always believed to be her only kin is in fact a Daughter of the Sea and her guardian. Mara is really Oriana, a Child of Hope, whose destiny is to one day lead the people of Regnboga out of their barren existence to a land where the water flows once more. It will t be easy. First Oriana must travel to the sea and experience the changing landscape before she can ever hope to convince the people of Regnboga to leave.But close to their journey's end, Oriana's guardian dies. Alone w, Oriana must find the strength to press on. What is she to do when she reaches the sea, and how will she find her way back? If she does reach Regnboga alive, how will she ever persuade the repressive leaders that their way of life longer has meaning?
- Author BiographyAuthor Catherine Taylor's debut novel has all the makings of a classic. Her portrait of a post-apocalyptic future is chilling, and her storytelling is filled with the kind of suspense that will grab and hold middle-grade readers from the first page to the last. Thirst is speculative fiction at its very best.
- Author(s)Partner Catherine Taylor
- PublisherFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Date of Publication17/05/2005
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Weight254 g
- Width161 mm
- Height214 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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