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Publisher Comments:

Zazoo, almost 14, lives with her adoptive grandfather, who brought her from Vietnam to his village in France when she was just two years old. They have many things in common, including a love of poetry—and a tangled history that Zazoo is only now beginning to understand. She has always known that Grand-Pierre was involved in World War II, but not what that meant, and she never imagined that he had fought in Vietnam.

A boy who rides his bicycle into her village one morning asks a question from which many stories begin to unfold. The bicycle boy, Marius, and the middle-aged local pharmacist turn out to have surprising connections with Zazoo and Grand-Pierre. With the help of new and old friends, Zazoo makes the bittersweet discovery that the past isnt over, but that it informs and colors the present and the future. Richly textured and beautifully written, Zazoo is an unusual and engrossing novel.

Synopsis:

Zazoo is Vietnamese by birth but feels entirely French. She has lived with her adoptive Grand-Pierre in France in an old stone mill between the river and the canal since she was two, sharing poetry, adventures, and the predictable rhythms of the seasons. Then one misty October morning, a young man on a bicycle rides into Zazoos small village and asks a question from which many stories begin to unfold. A love story within a love story.

Synopsis:

Zazoo, almost 14, lives with her adoptive grandfather, who brought her from Vietnam to his village in France when she was just two years old. They have many things in common, including a love of poetry--and a tangled history that Zazoo is only now beginning to understand. Young Adult.

About the Author

Richard Mosher lives in St. Paul, Minnestota. He is the author of one previous novel for young people, The Taxi Navigator, published by Putnam. This is his first book for Clarion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618135349
Author:
Mosher, Richard
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Love
Subject:
France
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Vietnamese
Subject:
Secrets.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
106-20
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.69 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 272 pages Clarion Books - English 9780618135349 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Zazoo is Vietnamese by birth but feels entirely French. She has lived with her adoptive Grand-Pierre in France in an old stone mill between the river and the canal since she was two, sharing poetry, adventures, and the predictable rhythms of the seasons. Then one misty October morning, a young man on a bicycle rides into Zazoos small village and asks a question from which many stories begin to unfold. A love story within a love story.
"Synopsis" by , Zazoo, almost 14, lives with her adoptive grandfather, who brought her from Vietnam to his village in France when she was just two years old. They have many things in common, including a love of poetry--and a tangled history that Zazoo is only now beginning to understand. Young Adult.
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