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The Closest Thing to Flying Award-winning author/illustrator

by Gill Lewis (author)

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Present day: Semira doesn’t know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on, always afraid of being caught, she longs for freedom. 1891: Hen knows exactly where to call home. Her stifling mother makes sure of that. But her Aunt Kitty is opening her eyes to a whole new world. A world of animal rights, and votes for women, and riding bicycles! Trapped in a life of behaving like a lady, she longs for freedom. When Semira discovers Hen’s diary, she finds the inspiration to be brave, to fight for her place in the world, and maybe even to uncover the secrets of her own past Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels including Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and A Story Like the Wind. This is her unforgettable tale of friendship, hope, and finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780192749482

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Date published

February 7th, 2019

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details
  • 240 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Gill Lewis

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