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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN TEENSHISFIC WIS2015
Title: Avis Dolphin
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Personal name: Wishinsky, Frieda (writer) and Dawson, Willow (illustrator)
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Barcode # Description Status Status Dt Due Back
014111 checked in 2019-11-16 16:53:01

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Teen Historical Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781554984893
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2015
Other physical details: hardcover
Summary, etc. note: Avis Dolphin doesn’t want to leave Canada and sail to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and the Germans threaten to sink the ship. Avis is lonely and afraid until she meets a kindly professor whose stories of a magical island help her face an uncertain future. When the Lusitania is attacked, Avis must draw on all her newfound strength to cope with the confusion, terror and despair. How can she survive the sudden devastation of the ship? Will the people she cares about, especially the professor, live through the horror and danger? The immediacy of Frieda Wishinsky’s voice will engage readers in this thrilling story based on real events. They will identify with Avis and Professor Holbourn as they grapple with a stubborn captain, encounter German stowaways and contend with the feud between Avis’s two cabin mates. Set against a background of growing anxiety, readers will be glued to the dramatic unfolding events and the surprising fate of the people they have come to know. Willow Dawson’s art depicts the stories the professor tells Avis in enchanting graphic-novel form. They provide a riveting magical element to the story, creating a story-within-a-story. Like Avis, readers will fall in love with Foula and will dream of the island long after they have reached the last page of this exciting story.
Expansion of summary note: England, Canada, Canadian, war, travel, 1910, juvenile, RMS Lusitania, Avis Dolphin, women, war, ship
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: November, 2019
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