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Listening for Lions [Paperback]

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Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital. Reprint.

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Historical fiction with a wicked twist.

Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918.

This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.

Item Specifications...

Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.66" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 10, 2006
Age  8-12
ISBN  006058176X  
EAN  9780060581763  


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