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The Line Tender

The Line Tender (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Allen, Kate

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Funny, poignant, and deeply moving, The Line Tender is a story of nature's enduring mystery and a girl determined to find meaning and connection within it. Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the ...coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water--thanks in large part to a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a great white--and then another tragedy, cutting short a friendship everyone insists was meaningful but no one can tell Lucy what it all meant. To survive the fresh wave of grief, Lucy must grab the line that connects her depressed father, a stubborn fisherman, and a curious old widower to her mother's unfinished research on the Great White's return to Cape Cod. If Lucy can find a way to help this unlikely quartet follow the sharks her mother loved, she'll finally be able to look beyond what she's lost and toward what's left to be discovered. Confidently voiced. --Kirkus Reviews, starred Richly layered. --Publishers Weekly, starred A hopeful path forward. --Booklist, starred Life-affirming. --BCCB, starred Big-hearted. --Bookpage, starred Will appeal to just about everyone. - SLC, starred Exquisitely, beautifully real. --Shelf Awareness, starred
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ISBN 9780735231610
Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780735231610
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Prentice Hall Press
Released 2 Jul 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Allen, Kate
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 288g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile