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Thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is left an orphan after influenza takes the lives of her missionary parents in British East Africa in 1919. When cruel neighbors take her in, Rachel suspects their intentions may not be honest. Soon, Rachel becomes entangled in a shocking and nefarious plot that takes her away from her beloved East Africa on a lonely and treacherous journey across the ocean. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel must rely on her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit to weather her incredible adventure. And somewhere along the way, between deception and hope, the truth sets Rachel free and Africa calls her home.

National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelancrafts a wickedly delicious story of treachery and triumph, in which one young woman must claim her true identity in order to forge her own future and transform herself from victim to heroine.

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< P> Historical fiction with a wicked twist.< /P> < P> Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award& ndash; winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming& ndash; of& ndash; age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918. < /P> < P> This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit& ndash; filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.< /P>

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Historical fiction with a wicked twist.

Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918.

This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit-filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.

About the Author

Gloria Whelan is the best-selling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square and its companion, The Impossible Journey; Once on this Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; Farewell to the Island; and Return to the Island. She lives with her husband, Joseph, in the woods of northern Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060581749
Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Publisher:
HarperColl
Author:
by Gloria Whelan
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Historical - Africa
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050726
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.77 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 208 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060581749 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , < P> Historical fiction with a wicked twist.< /P> < P> Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award& ndash; winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming& ndash; of& ndash; age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918. < /P> < P> This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit& ndash; filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.< /P>
"Synopsis" by , Historical fiction with a wicked twist.

Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918.

This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit-filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.

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