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ISBN13: 9780060581763
ISBN10: 006058176x
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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 Whelan crafts 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.

Synopsis:

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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Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when influenza strikes down her missionary parents, she is left vulnerable prey to her family's wicked neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she is forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last.

About the Author

GloriaWhelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award, and Listening for Lions. She lives in northern Michigan.

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treekid, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by treekid)
Listening for Lions is a book I would recommend to anyone of any age. This book contains a story line that not only instructs the reader on fictional, but all together realistic historic events, but is also a page turner. Every page will leave you wanting to read more so that you are incapable of putting the book down.
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Sharon Skinner, May 26, 2008 (view all comments by Sharon Skinner)
This is a good historical novel for middle-grade readers. The young protagonist is well-drawn and her story provides some interesting information about post WW1 Africa and the Spanish flu pandemic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060581763
Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
Na, An
Author:
Going, K. L.
Author:
by Gloria Whelan
Author:
Kephart, Beth
Author:
Anderson, M. T.
Author:
Lynch, Chris
Author:
Woodson, Jacqueline
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:
Short stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.84 in 15.98 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 208 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060581763 Reviews:
"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.

"Synopsis" by , Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when influenza strikes down her missionary parents, she is left vulnerable prey to her family's wicked neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she is forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last.
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