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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 224
Themes: mothers and daughters, ghosts, family secrets
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
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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.

School Library Journal
"A real page-turner, with strong, likable main characters."
"An outstanding book...takes[s] you on a windy roller-coaster ride...5 stars"
CM Magazine
"Highly Recommended."
Canadian Literature
"Well paced and readable."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"Citra writes about what she knows with both veracity and assurance."


OLA Best Bets  | 2007 | Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Red Cedar nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed

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