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Never to be Told

by Becky Citra

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: 2006
ISBN:9781551435671
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar nominee
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch nominee
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Description

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.

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Excerpt

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.

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Editorial Reviews

"Citra writes about what she knows with both veracity and assurance."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"Well paced and readable."

— Canadian Literature

"An outstanding book...takes[s] you on a windy roller-coaster ride...5 stars"

— TeensReadToo.com

"A real page-turner, with strong, likable main characters."

— School Library Journal

"Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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About the Author

Becky Citra

Becky Citra is a former teacher and the author of twenty books for children. She lives part of the year on Saltspring Island and part of the year on a ranch in Bridge Lake, British Columbia. Becky enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and gardening. She brings her knowledge of the outdoors into her books, often writing about ranch life and the wilderness.
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