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The Golden Day

Dubosarsky, Ursula (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Golden Day
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"The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important--who can they tell about it?"--Dust jacket.
Authors: Dubosarsky, Ursula, 1961-
Title: The golden day
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: 149 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important--who can they tell about it?"--Dust jacket.
ISBN: 9780763663995
0763663999
Statement of Responsibility: Ursula Dubosarsky
Copyright Date: ©2011
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.8 4.0 Quiz: 159627.
Subject Headings: High schools Fiction. Missing persons Fiction. Death Fiction. Friendship Fiction. High schools Fiction. Missing persons Fiction. Death Fiction. Friendship Fiction. Historical fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: High schools
Missing persons
Death
Friendship
High schools
Missing persons
Death
Friendship
Historical fiction.
LCCN: 2012947715
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I thought this was an adult book, another review suggested that it was for middle school. Told in the rich language of fairy tales, this brief story of a class of Australian schoolgirls who, in 1967, go on a little outing with their teacher and return without her, is full of dreamlike images and ... Read More »


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Oct 01, 2013
  • librariankaren rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A quiet and chilling read. It is very similar to the movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

There is a great companion Web site that goes along with this book: http://www.thegoldenday.info/

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