NO MOON by Irene N. Watts

NO MOON

Age Range: 9 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a world where she’s always told to remember her place, 14-year-old Louisa Gardener dreams of seeing what’s out there and discovering what she can do and be, not an easy task within the rigid social hierarchies of early-20th-century England. Now she has the opportunity, as nursery maid to Lady Rupert Milton of Chesham, of going to the other side of the world—on the Titanic. But she has always felt responsible for the drowning of her little brother Johnny at the seashore several years before, and nightmares persist; how can she ever be in charge of children on the ocean again? Louisa’s earnest and straightforward first-person account has a quiet power all its own, making the author’s excessive use of exclamation points distracting and unnecessary. An irresistible story of how one young girl’s dreams and the fate of a great ocean liner intersect, compelling despite authorial missteps. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-14)

Pub Date: April 13th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-88776-971-9
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Tundra
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2010




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