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The Pull of the Ocean (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.) Loot Price: R309
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The Pull of the Ocean (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Jean-Claude Mourlevat

The Pull of the Ocean (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)

Jean-Claude Mourlevat; Translated by Y Maudet

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On a stormy night, little Yann Doutreleau wakes up his six older brothers, all twins. He lets them know that they must flee their home--or risk being killed by their violent father. Without question, the siblings follow Yann into the wet darkness. And so begins their remarkable odyssey toward the ocean--as well as an unforgettable story of brotherhood.
The social worker investigating the Doutreleau family, the truck driver who gives the boys a lift, the police officer who believes they've run away, the baker who gives them bread--each of the many people the seven boys encounter gives a stirring account of what he or she witnesses. The twins themselves add their voices, as do the Doutreleau parents; but not until the end of the journey does little Yann express his reasons for his galvanizing actions.

★ "A well-crafted mystery awaits anyone reading this fabled jigsaw puzzle. It is a memorable novel that readers will find engaging and intellectually satisfying.""--School Library Journal, "Starred
★ "Mourlevat enchantingly blends the harshly real and the make-believe.""--Publishers Weekly, "Starred

"A Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
An ALA Notable Book
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book"

General

Imprint: Turtleback Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2009
First published: May 2009
Authors: Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Translators: Y Maudet
Dimensions: 170 x 102 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Library binding
Pages: 208
Edition: Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-606-12362-4
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
LSN: 0-606-12362-8
Barcode: 9780606123624

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