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Our castle by the sea / Lucy Strange.

Strange, Lucy, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J STR (Text) 33500013058144 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site J STR (Text) 33500013058136 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library j STR (Text) 35500006162182 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781911077831
  • ISBN: 191107783X
  • ISBN: 9781338353853
  • ISBN: 1338353853
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Somerset, UK : Chicken House, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone...
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    *Starred Review* It's 1939, and the English coastal community where 12-year-old Pet lives has turned suspicious and hostile toward Mutti, her German-born mother, who moved to England in 1924 and married Pa, the lighthouse keeper. A tribunal sends Mutti to an internment camp as an enemy alien, leaving Pet, her older sister, Magda, and their father bereft. Meanwhile, a German plane has crashed into a nearby field, a traitorous local is cutting phone lines, and Magda is clearly hiding something from her family. Pet plans to uncover her sister's secret and also to prove her mother's innocence. When small boats are needed to rescue English troops at Dunkirk, Pa and Magda answer the call, but only one returns. Loss follows loss, but eventually the tide turns. A plot summary can only hint at the satisfaction of reading this tightly woven story with its haunting setting and memorable characters. Pet grows from a frightened child to a fiercely determined and ultimately brave individual who channels her anger with intelligence and figures out whom to trust in her suddenly dangerous world. The author of The Secret of Nightingale Wood (2017), Strange uses metaphor deftly and creates chapter endings that leave readers wanting more. A richly atmospheric historical novel. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lucy Strange worked as an actor, singer, and storyteller before becoming a secondary school English teacher. She lives in Kent, England. The Secret of Nightingale Wood is her first novel.

Subject: World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain > Juvenile fiction.
Lighthouses > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Children's stories.
Families.
Lighthouses.
Great Britain.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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