Listening For Lions

ISBN-10: 006058176X
ISBN-13: 9780060581763
Author: Whelan, Gloria
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: October 2006

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 208


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 900L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0
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BISAC Subjects

Self-realization; Fiction

Self-realization; Fiction

Self-realization; Fiction

Description
Historical fiction with a wicked twist. Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918. This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit-filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.
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