Gone to Drift

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062672964

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About the Author

Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican novelist. Gone to Drift is her first book for children; it placed second in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. Diana was born and raised in Jamaica and has spent a lifetime pondering questions of race, class, color, and privilege in Jamaican society. Visit her at www.dianamccaulay.com.

Reviews

"McCaulay's prose is lyrical. A solemn adventure about resolve, loyalty, and family, that gives readers insight into life in a small fishing community and brings to light the dangers marine life face in the wild."--School Library Journal
"The relationships between boy and elder, man and sea, crime and poverty all lift McCaulay's first children's novel into a different league. Beautiful."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The heartbreaking realism of this story of innocence lost at sea truly sets this novel apart."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This makes a good choice for adventure fans, the eco-conscious, and those hoping to understand the economic hardships faced by those who make their living from the sea."--Booklist
"Gone to Drift is a compelling coming-of-age story with a strong sense of place and culture."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)