Listening for Lions
ISBN: 006058176X
EAN13: 9780060581763
Language: English
Publication Date: October 10, 2006
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 7.60" L x 5.10" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is left an orphan after influenza takes the lives of her missionary parents in British East Africa in 1919. National Book Award-winning author Whelan crafts a wickedly delicious story of treachery and triumph, in which one young woman must claim her true identity in order to forge her own future and transform herself from victim to heroine.
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From the Back Cover If you are among evil people, you must be like the lion, gathering strength and awaiting your time. Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when influenza strikes down her missionary parents, she is left vulnerable prey to her family's wicked neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she is forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate--and find her way home again at last.