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Never to be Told
By author: Becky Citra
Selling Points: "Mothers and daughters, ghosts, family secrets"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2006
Pages: 224
Fiction Ages 10-14
Price:  $8.95
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A faint sound brushed her ear, and she heard a voice whisper death. She glanced around, astonished. A gentle breeze had picked up, rippling the long grass in the meadow. She frowned. There was no one else there except Ira and Maddy, and the only sound was the rustling of the aspen leaves by the creek.

Asia has lived with elderly Ira and his wife Maddy on their farm for as long as she can remember. When Ira has a heart attack Asia's world is turned upside down. Faced with the possibility of losing the only family she has ever known, Asia is frightened but fascinated by the appearance of a ghost that only she can see and hear.
Canadian Book Review Annual - June 1, 2008
"Citra writes about what she knows with both veracity and assurance."
Canadian Literature - September 1, 2007
"Well paced and readable." - January 1, 2007
"An outstanding book...takes[s] you on a windy roller-coaster ride...5 stars"
School Library Journal - November 1, 2006
"A real page-turner, with strong, likable main characters."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2006
"Highly Recommended."


OLA Best Bets, commended  CA  2007
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2007
Silver Birch nominee, short-listed  CA  2007
CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2007
Red Cedar nominee, short-listed  CA  2008

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