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Annie Lumsden, the girl from the sea

Author: David Almond; Béatrice Alemagna
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First US editionView all editions and formats
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"Annie Lumsden has hair that drifts like seaweed, eyes that shine like rock pools, and thoughts that dart and dance like minnows. She lives with her artist mother by the sea, where she feels utterly at home, and has long felt apart from the other girls at school. Words and numbers on the page don't make sense to her, and strange maladies have been springing up that the doctors can't explain. Annie's mother says that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond; Béatrice Alemagna
ISBN: 1536216747 9781536216745
OCLC Number: 1190809266
Notes: "Previously published as "Half a Creature from the Sea" in Click and Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories."Title page verso.
"First published by Walker Books Ltd. (UK) 2020."--Title page verso.
Description: 54 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: David Almond ; illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna.

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"Annie Lumsden has hair that drifts like seaweed, eyes that shine like rock pools, and thoughts that dart and dance like minnows. She lives with her artist mother by the sea, where she feels utterly at home, and has long felt apart from the other girls at school. Words and numbers on the page don't make sense to her, and strange maladies have been springing up that the doctors can't explain. Annie's mother says that all things can be turned into tales, and often she tells her daughter stories about the rocks she paints like faces, or the smoke that wafts from chimneys, or who Annie's dad is. But one day Annie asks her mother for a different tale, something with better truth in it--and on that same day a stranger in town, drawn to the sight of a girl who seems akin to the sea, helps Annie understand how special she is."--From the publisher.

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A fabulous fable, full of hope

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2021-04-29) Excellent Permalink

Annie Lumsden, The Girl from the Sea is a dreamy story of a girl and her single mom living on the shore of the North Atlantic and relishing the mysteries that the sea offers up.  Annie suffers seizures and learning delays, but her mum's joyous stories help to make her believe that her shortcomings...
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