25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.25
List price: $17.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's Young Adult- General

More copies of this ISBN

Queen of Hearts

by

Queen of Hearts Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the prairies of Canada during World War II, a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own. Stricken with tuberculosis, they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium. Teenager Marie Claire is headstrong, angry, and full of stubborn pride. In a new strange land of TB exiles she must “chase the cure,” seek privacy where there is none, and witness the slow wasting decline of others. But in this moving novel about fighting a way back to normal life, it is the thing that sets back Marie Claire the most—the demise of her little brother—that also connects her with the person who will be instrumental in helping her recover.

Review:

"When 15-year-old Marie-Claire and her younger brother and sister are diagnosed with tuberculosis, they are admitted to Quebec's Pembina Hills Sana-torium, where they separately struggle with the disease. In the 1940s, the only cure — according to Marie-Claire's nurse — is 'rest.... besides eating properly and breathing in fresh air at night and during rest hours and, sometimes, surgery.' Brooks's (Mistik Lake) premise may not instantly click with readers, but they will sympathize with the book's prickly heroine, who feels as though 'my world as a normal person has just ended.' Marie-Claire has many anxieties, from worrying about her siblings to fearing a grisly operation. But as Marie-Claire recuperates, she grows up, too, beginning a sweet romance with another patient and learning to support those she loves, even though 'bad things happen and will keep on happening.' Marie-Claire and her fellow patients' fears will be recognizable to contemporary readers — in a heartbreaking scene, another girl, Signy, wonders, 'And who will love me?' And those worries gain real depth from truly being a matter of life or death, instead of just feeling that way. Ages 12 — up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MARTHA BROOKS was raised in southwestern Manitoba, near the U.S. border, in a medical family on the grounds of a tuberculosis sanatorium. She lives in Winnepeg, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374342296
Author:
Brooks, Martha
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Canada Post-Confederation
Subject:
Health & Daily Living/Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.95 x 0.885 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Other books you might like

  1. Girl Talk: A Survival Guide to... New Library Bound $14.99
  2. Ten Things I Hate about Me Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. Dealing with Stress: A How-To Guide... New Trade Paper $12.25
  4. Where the Streets Had a Name
    Used Hardcover $9.50
  5. The Moves Make the Man Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. A Kid from Southie New Hardcover $16.95

Related Subjects


Children's » Health » Diseases
Children's » Historical Fiction » Canada » Post-Confederation (1867-)
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » General

Queen of Hearts Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.25 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374342296 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When 15-year-old Marie-Claire and her younger brother and sister are diagnosed with tuberculosis, they are admitted to Quebec's Pembina Hills Sana-torium, where they separately struggle with the disease. In the 1940s, the only cure — according to Marie-Claire's nurse — is 'rest.... besides eating properly and breathing in fresh air at night and during rest hours and, sometimes, surgery.' Brooks's (Mistik Lake) premise may not instantly click with readers, but they will sympathize with the book's prickly heroine, who feels as though 'my world as a normal person has just ended.' Marie-Claire has many anxieties, from worrying about her siblings to fearing a grisly operation. But as Marie-Claire recuperates, she grows up, too, beginning a sweet romance with another patient and learning to support those she loves, even though 'bad things happen and will keep on happening.' Marie-Claire and her fellow patients' fears will be recognizable to contemporary readers — in a heartbreaking scene, another girl, Signy, wonders, 'And who will love me?' And those worries gain real depth from truly being a matter of life or death, instead of just feeling that way. Ages 12 — up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.