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|Warroad Public Library||j CRE (Text)||35500002753737||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 006440823X (pbk.)
273 p., map ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1999, c1998.
|General Note:||"Joanna Cotler books."|
|Summary, etc.:||When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world and her place within it.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 September 1998
Gr. 5^-7. As is her wont, Creech sends readers along on a thoughtful young character's life-changing odyssey. Having lived in 13 states in 12 years, Domenica Santolina Doone, Dinnie for short, has been traveling all her life; but it's still a shock when her parents suddenly hand her over to Uncle Max and Aunt Sandy, and she finds herself headed for the American School in Lugano, Switzerland, where Max is headmaster. During a thoroughly broadening year learning to ski and to speak Italian and re-examining preconceptions about herself and other people, Dinnie gradually loses her sense of being insulated from the world. As if fresh, smart characters in a picturesque setting weren't engaging enough, Creech also poses an array of knotty questions, both personal and philosophical--why, for instance, do Dinnie's parents send her away and subsequently become so uncommunicative? Why by school's end is Dinnie eagerly looking forward to rejoining her family (now living in Bybanks, Kentucky, site of Chasing Redbird ), facing a tough decision about where to go to school next year. A story to stimulate both head and heart: wise, witty, and worth the money. ((Reviewed September 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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