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The Resource The Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress

Label
The Midnight Dress
Title
The Midnight Dress
Statement of responsibility
Karen Foxlee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumors: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses: a dress of stories. For her whole life, Rose Lovell has moved from town to town with her alcoholic father. When they wash up in a coastal sugarcane town, Rose wonders if this time it will be different. At the local high school, Rose meets Pearl Kelly, who is popular, pretty and intent on tracking down her Russian father. When she convinces Rose to be part of the annual Harvest Parade, Rose must find a special dress for the occasion. She seeks the help of the eccentric Edie Baker, who knows all the town's secrets and whose own family is a rich tapestry of stories. When Rose agrees to let Edie teach her to sew, she doesn't realize that nothing will ever be the same again. The Midnight Dress weaves an intriguing story of loss and longing to the very last page
Summary
Rose, nearly sixteen, is used to traveling around with her alcoholic father but connects with the people of a small, coastal Australian town, especially classmate Pearl and reclusive Edie, who teaches her to sew a magical dress for the Harvest Festival while a mystery unfolds around them
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Davitt Awards, Best YA Novel, 2014.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10203752
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foxlee, Karen
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Midnight Dress
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6e06af7c-fe8d-4dac-a2b9-488fbbccfdca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702250903
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Midnight Dress
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6e06af7c-fe8d-4dac-a2b9-488fbbccfdca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702250903
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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