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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield J FIC Baker (Text) 31208912572205 children new book Checked out 05/31/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781554989577
  • Physical Description: 178 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Groundwood Books, 2018.

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When eleven-year-old Becca returns to her grandmother’s rustic cottage for another summer, she finds herself seeing her beloved island in new ways. A hunting owl mistakes a bobbing ponytail for prey. A cozy sleepover on the beach takes on the tinges of a nightmare when a family of river otters shows up to claim their territory. An argument between a nestbound baby eaglet and its haranguing mother reaches operatic dimensions. Becca finds a dead bear on the beach and helps to give it a burial at sea.
Then there are dramas of the human variety. Aunt Meg is grieving over a miscarriage, and Aunt Clare’s medical work in Africa has brought on a sadness that even the love of family and the island’s beauty can’t cure. And there is the burning question of whether Aunt Fifi and the local plumber will ever become an item, and would that mean losing the only plumber on the island?
Meanwhile, cousin Alicia claims to be too old to participate in the kids’ summer project — a performance of The Tempest, a play that seems to find unsettling echoes in the natural surroundings Becca thought she knew so well.
Subject: Maturation (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.

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