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August 31, 5:15 PM, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Tara is running. She runs through her nice neighborhood and up a road to the burned ruins of what was once a beautiful house--her family's house. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;August 31, 1859, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Josey is picking blackberries with her friend Connie. As the girls gossip, a handsome stranger knocks on the door of Josey's house. His name is Asa, and with his coming, Josey's life--and later in time, Tara's as well--is about to change forever. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Because there is treasure in the woods that belong to Josey's family. Gold--an untold fortune. Asa has a secret way of finding it, and his partnership with Josey's father could make them all rich. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. And in the present day, Tara, Josey's descendent, is about to discover the truth about what really happened in the family's past. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Eisner award winner Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and a touch of her trademark magical realism in this remarkable graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present.

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In Mercury, Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and magical realism in this graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present.

Synopsis:

In 1859 French Hill, Nova Scotia, Josey has just met a handsome young man named Asa. He knows how to find a treasure of gold in the woods and can bring wealth to her family. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. In the present day, Joseys descendant Tara discovers a mysterious pendant, and with it, the truth about her familys past. Mercury is a compelling combination of history, romance, and a touch of magical realism, as well as a remarkable depiction of two girls tied by blood and separated by time.

About the Author

Hope Larson is the author of andlt;iandgt;Who Is AC?andlt;/iandgt; and the author-illustrator ofandlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Mercuryandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Chiggersandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Gray Horsesandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Salamander Dreamandlt;/iandgt;, which andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt; named one of 2005's best comics. She won a 2007 Eisner Award, the highest honor for a comic artist. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. You can visit her at HopeLarson.com.Hope Larson is the author of andlt;iandgt;Who Is AC?andlt;/iandgt; and the author-illustrator ofandlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Mercuryandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Chiggersandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Gray Horsesandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Salamander Dreamandlt;/iandgt;, which andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt; named one of 2005's best comics. She won a 2007 Eisner Award, the highest honor for a comic artist. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. You can visit her at HopeLarson.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416935889
Author:
Larson, Hope
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Historical - Canada - Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (fx: spot UV; digital)+b-w int.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , In Mercury, Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and magical realism in this graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present.
"Synopsis" by , In 1859 French Hill, Nova Scotia, Josey has just met a handsome young man named Asa. He knows how to find a treasure of gold in the woods and can bring wealth to her family. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. In the present day, Joseys descendant Tara discovers a mysterious pendant, and with it, the truth about her familys past. Mercury is a compelling combination of history, romance, and a touch of magical realism, as well as a remarkable depiction of two girls tied by blood and separated by time.
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