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Ghost Girl A Blue Ridge Mountain Story (Hardcover)

Author:  Delia Ray
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0618333770
ISBN-13: 9780618333776
Sku: 33825043
Publish Date: 9/12/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  216
Age Range:  14 to 18
 
Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her familys poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest.April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her home, but her familys poverty, grief over the death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from Miss Vest. *Author: Ray, Delia *Subtitle: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story *Publication Date: 2003/09/22 *Number of Pages: 216 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.75
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Eleven-year-old April Sloane has never set foot in a school before, and now that President Hoover and his wife are building a one-room schoolhouse in the hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains where April lives, she is eager to attend it. But these are the Depression years, and Mama, who has been grieving ever since the accidental death of her seven-year-old son, wants April to stay home and do the chores around their dilapidated farm. With her grandmother's intercession, April is grudgingly allowed to go. The kind teacher encourages her apt pupil, who finds a new world opening up to her. But at home, April cannot repair the relationship with her mother, and worse, her mother overhears the dark secret April confesses to her teacher regarding the true cause of her brother's death, for which April feels responsible. The author has used her own experience growing up in a rural area of northern Virginia to create the vivid characters and authentic dialogue and background detail that characterize this finely honed debut novel. She has based the one-room schoolhouse on papers in the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, which include letters between the White House and the young teacher who taught at the school.
Eleven-year-old April Sloane has never set foot in a school before, and now that President Hoover and his wife are building a one-room schoolhouse in the hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains where April lives, she is eager to attend it. But these are the Depression years, and Mama, who has been grieving ever since the accidental death of her seven-year-old son, wants April to stay home and do the chores around their dilapidated farm. With her grandmother's intercession, April is grudgingly allowed to go. The kind teacher encourages her apt pupil, who finds a new world opening up to her. But at home, April cannot repair the relationship with her mother, and worse, her mother overhears the dark secret April confesses to her teacher regarding the true cause of her brother's death, for which April feels responsible. The author has used her own experience growing up in a rural area of northern Virginia to create the vivid characters and authentic dialogue and background detail that characterize this finely honed debut novel. She has based the one-room schoolhouse on papers in the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, which include letters between the White House and the young teacher who taught at the school.

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"Ray's loving attention to setting, character, and detail makes this debut special, a quiet and subtle evocation of time and place based on real events and a real teacher." 09/01/2003
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0216
Product attributePublisher:   Clarion Books
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