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Strange School, Secret Wish

by Bernice Gold

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railroads & trains, money
list price: $9.95
also available: Paperback eBook
published: 2001
publisher: Dundurn
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
12 to 15
7 to 10
Reading age:
12 to 15
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The year is 1927, and the Merril children are once again in school -- but one that's unlike any other. For 10 months out of the year their school, set up in a Northern Ontario railway care that also serves as their home, is on the move. Theirteen-year-old Jenny Merrill loves life on the tracks, but she has a secret wish. She's fallen in love with a violin on page 244 of the Eaton's catalogue. But how will she get the money to pay for it?

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Contributor notes

Bernice Gold lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Editorial Reviews

"Overall this is a pleasant story, with a unique setting that will introduce students to a chapter of Canadian history in a rural community."

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"Gold's tender storytelling and careful research make this work enjoyable and educational."

— Concordia University Magazine
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Bernice Gold

Bernice Gold lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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