The Sea in Winter

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Heartdrum
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062872043

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About the Author

Christine Day (Upper Skagit) is the author of The Sea in Winter and I Can Make This Promise, which was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library as well as an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book and a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book.You can visit her online at www.bychristineday.com

Reviews

This thoughtful, honest sophomore novel invites readers to reckon with life's messy complexities while reassuring them that every ending brings the seeds of new beginnings.--Shelf Awareness
This meditative story about a middle school girl's courageous journey toward healing follows a family as they navigate the complexities of supporting a tween's life-changing injury. In her second novel, Day offers a heartening glimpse into the immense patience and love required to endure limitations, build strength, and repair damage. An insightful, stirring read about healing and resilience. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Most of Maisie's tale is compressed into a period of several days over winter break, and as readers share her inner monologue, they're keenly aware that failure to follow professional advice and accept the support of teachers, family, and friends (who have demonstrably not deserted her) is turning her into her own worst enemy. Day lifts the narrative beyond the tribulations of another angsty tween heroine by offering an eminently reasonable path forward, paved with physical healing, emotional therapy, and reconnection with friends.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A contemplative and emotional story of resilience and reinvention whose dedication sums it up well: 'To anyone who needs a reminder that pain is temporary.'--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Day's contemplative #OwnVoices novel adeptly explores Maisie's grief and identity, both as a dancer and as a Native American, with the latter organically highlighting variations within Native cultures. An inaugural title of the Native-centered imprint Heartdrum, this finds strength and beauty in life's quiet moments and opportunity in the unexpected.--Booklist
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