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< P> < b> Gloria Whelan's National Book Award& ndash; winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.< /b> < /P> < P> Like many girls her age in India, thirteen& ndash; year& ndash; old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time& ndash; worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen& ndash; year& ndash; old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best& ndash; selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.< /P> < P> Ages 10+< /P> < P> < /b> < /b> < /P>

Synopsis:

Gloria Whelan's National Book Award-winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best-selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

Ages 10+

Synopsis:

Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen–year–old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time–worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen–year–old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best–selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

Ages 10+

About the Author

Gloria Whelan is a distinguished poet and award-winning author. She has written many books for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Angel on the Square; Return To the Island; Once on this Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; Farewell To the Island; Miranda's Last Stand; and The Indian School Ms. Whelan lives with her husband, Joseph, in the woods of northern Michigan.

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kumar_angeli, June 14, 2008 (view all comments by kumar_angeli)
Amazing book. Shows you hardship and a cultural experience through someone else's eyes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064408196
Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Gloria Whelan
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Courage
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Arranged marriage
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 99-18
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.83x4.92x.43 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 192 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064408196 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Gloria Whelan's National Book Award-winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best-selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

Ages 10+

"Synopsis" by , Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen–year–old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time–worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen–year–old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best–selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

Ages 10+

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