Zebra Forest

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
April 09, 2013
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763660413

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About the Author

Adina Rishe Gewirtz has worked as a freelance journalist, a high-school tutor, and a business-writing consultant. The author of How to Say It: Business Writing That Works, Adina Gewirtz now coaches writers and spends most of her time focused on her first love, fiction writing. Zebra Forest is her first novel. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Reviews

Gewirtz veers away from melodrama, deftly capturing nuances of family dynamics in spare prose. ... [A]udiences will appreciate this novel's multilayered characters and touching message of hope and forgiveness.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Debut author Gewirtz successfully conveys the terror and tedium of being trapped...An emotionally honest family story with an ending that's hopeful without being implausibly upbeat.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Gewirtz's emotionally intense debut novel about the complications of families offers a perceptive heroine and poetic, impressive prose.
--Kirkus Reviews

The tight narrative--laden with symbolism, such as a copy of Treasure Island missing half of its pages, a backdrop of the Iran hostage crisis, and the forest itself--is held together with the strength of the characters. This slight, tense debut novel will interest children looking for suspense or family drama.
--Booklist

[T]he absorbing voice and short chapters make this a taut, accessible read (and older readaloud), and kids will be engrossed by Annie's dilemma.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

With well-crafted characters and an engaging plot that doesn't plod, Zebra Forest nails the basics. It's a family mystery that slowly unwinds, with doses of suspense and intensity. ... A skillfully crafted debut novel from an author to watch.
--100 Scope Notes (SLJ Blog)

Clever plot twists, lyrical writing and empathetic characters make this book a must-not-miss.
--Georgia Times-Union