The Year We Sailed the Sun

By NELSON, Theresa

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ISBN
9780689858277 9781481406499
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum Richard Jackson Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2015  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–7—Fans of spirited heroines would do well not to judge this book by its cover. Instead, overlook the sweetly dressed girl running through a field on an idyllic day and crack open the book to get right to the feisty goodness on the inside. Julia is the youngest of three recently orphaned children. With no relations, save a heartless aunt not interested in adding three orphans to her financial burden, Julia and her sister Mary are sent off to the Sister's House of Mercy while brother...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

In 1911 St. Louis, eleven-year-old orphan Julia is sent, with her older sister, to the nuns' House of Mercy. At the same time, her beloved brother Bill is taken to Father Dunne's boys' home. Julia desperately wants control over her life; she doesn't want to be a charity case; and she wants the family to be reunited. But because of her age, poverty, and disposition, she's unable to alter her circumstances. Hell-bent on getting out of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1911 St. Louis, eleven-year-old orphan Julia and her sister are sent to the nuns' House of Mercy, while their brother is t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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