Orphan eleven / Gennifer Choldenko.
- 5 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 3 of 3 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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|Greenbush Public Library||j CHO (Text)||35500006288409||New||Available||-|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||j CHO (Text)||35500006288417||New||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||j CHO (Text)||35500006288425||New||Available||-|
|Ada Public Library||J CHO (Text)||33500013248554||New||Available||-|
|Bagley Public Library||J CHO (Text)||33500013248562||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780385742559
- ISBN: 038574255X
- ISBN: 9780375990649
- ISBN: 037599064X
- ISBN: 9780385742566
- ISBN: 0385742568
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 
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Includes bibliographical references.
In 1939, after cruel treatment at her orphanage renders her mute, Lucy runs away and joins the circus, working with the elephants and unaware that the orphanage matrons are hunting for her.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
In 1939, life for orphans is bleak at the Home for Friendless Children, where 11-year-old Lucy SauvÃ© has adopted selective mutism to cope with harsh treatment from the matron and teachers. When left momentarily unattended during her outdoor chores, Lucy makes a run for it, along with the other three children working with her. After a couple of setbacks, the fugitives find refuge with Saachi's Circus Spectacular. The catch? They must each find an apprenticeship with the circus if they wish to stay. This proves especially challenging for Lucy, who longs to work with the elephants but is required to speak to do so. Her struggle to reclaim her voice is intercut with letters to the orphanage from her older sister, Dilly, who is frantically trying to locate Lucy. Choldenko fills her narrative with authentic circus lingo and well-researched historical tidbitsâexplicated in an author's noteâthat make Lucy's journey ring true. This story of friendship, inner strength, and family comes in an adventurous package that will appeal to readers of realistic fiction. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Gennifer Choldenko was the youngest in a family of four kids, where her nickname was &;Snot-Nose.&; Her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when Gennifer was a very little kid. She is the author of seven children&;s books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period; and Al Capone Shines My Shoes.
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