The Taste of Rain

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Product Details

Price
$10.95
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781459820265

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About the Author

MONIQUE POLAK is the author of 26 novels for young readers, as well as two non-fiction titles and a board book. Her books Hate Mail, Room for One More, and the historical novel What World Is Left, which was inspired by her mother's experience during the Holocaust, were all winners of the Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and YA Literature.

Her books have also been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Arthur Ellis Award, and several have been selected as Best Books for Children and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

She is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Macleans, and Postmedia newspapers across the country, and is a columnist on ICI Radio-Canada's Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Monique lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College.

Reviews

"This beautiful book is a song to courage and kindness, voices raised in cheerfulness faced with the hollowness of hope. It's about the dignity and spirit that frees a prisoner from despair, a deeply felt prayer and yet somehow--amazingly--a rousing hymn. I loved every note."--Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author of The Emperor of Any Place
"Fascinating piece of history."--Kirkus Reviews
"So well-told and compelling...It is the sort of novel that will engage and inform grown-up readers as well. Highly Recommended."--CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Highly readable with lots of dialogue, readers will encounter death and torture in learning about another aspect of the consequences of WWII, but will also learn of bravery and compassion, and the power of keeping 'your chin up!'"--School Library Connection
"Polak competently explores the experience, adding perceptive touches such as the girls' complicated feelings...A compelling story."--The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
"It is a reminder that WWII was also experienced beyond the borders of Europe giving new dimensions to a much-studied topic. A book that would be a good addition to the study of World War II."--Resource Links