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The Resource The year of the rat, Clare Furniss

The year of the rat, Clare Furniss

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The year of the rat
Title
The year of the rat
Statement of responsibility
Clare Furniss
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
I always thought you'd know, somehow, if something terrible was going to happen. I thought you'd sense it, like when the air goes damp and heavy before a storm and you know you'd better hide yourself away somewhere safe until it all blows over. But it turns out it's not like that at all. There's no scary music playing in the background like in films. No warning signs. Not even a lonely magpie. One for sorrow, Mum used to say. Quick, look for another. The world can tip at any moment ... a fact that fifteen-year-old Pearl is all too aware of when her Mum dies after giving birth to her baby sister. Told across the year following her mother's death, Pearl's story is full of bittersweet humour and heartbreaking honesty about how you deal with grief that cuts you to the bone, as she tries not only to come to terms with losing her Mum, but also the fact that her sister - The Rat - is a constant reminder of why her Mum is no longer around..
Summary
In the year following her mother's death after giving birth, fifteen-year-old Pearl must try to come to terms with her loss, her new relationship with her stepfather, and her baby sister--The Rat--as well as the fact that Mom will not leave Pearl alone
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10391906
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Furniss, Clare
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
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True
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  • Loss (Psychology) in adolescence
  • Grief in children
  • Grief in adolescence
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The year of the rat, Clare Furniss
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052741499
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471121715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)870426013
Label
The year of the rat, Clare Furniss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052741499
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471121715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)870426013

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