Coverart for item
The Resource The age of miracles, Karen Thompson Walker

The age of miracles, Karen Thompson Walker

Label
The age of miracles
Title
The age of miracles
Statement of responsibility
Karen Thompson Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...' What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life..? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on. Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself
Summary
Julia's world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10078926
Cataloging source
NLGGC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Karen Thompson
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 810
  • 810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Natural disasters
  • Earth
Target audience
adult
Label
The age of miracles, Karen Thompson Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049779673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857207234
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)806511326
Label
The age of miracles, Karen Thompson Walker
Publication
Control code
000049779673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857207234
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)806511326

Library Locations

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