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Hurricane Child (Large Print / Paperback)

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"12-year-old Caroline Murphy has a difficult life--she's bullied for her dark skin, her mother is missing, and a dark spirit seems to be following her around her home of Water Island and St. Thomas. When a new girl, Kalinda, moves to the island from Barbados, they become fast friends and set off to find Caroline's mother. Set in the US Virgin Islands, Hurricane Child is a wonderful story of discovery and self, especially when the world seems to be against you."

— Rachel R.

"Born in a hurricane, 12-year-old Caroline carries the curse of bad luck. But even though her mother left, a mysterious spirit won't leave her alone, and she's sorting out new feelings for her best friend, Caroline won't let anything slow her down in this beautifully soulful island tale."

— Meghan

Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List

“Being a hurricane child myself, I instantly connected with Caroline and her bad luck. Caroline is used to being the outsider who can see ghosts, but she can't accept that her mom left her one day and never came back. When a new, charismatic girl who may see ghosts, too, starts at her school, Caroline desperately wants to befriend her. Soon the two are inseparable, and together they search for Caroline's mother. This wonderful, mystical tale takes the reader on a journey filled with grief and loss but also love, friendship, and hope.”
— Holly Alexander, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL


Large Print�s increased font size and wider line spacing maximizes reading legibility, and has been proven to advance comprehension, improve fluency, reduce eye fatigue, and boost engagement in young readers of all abilities, especially struggling, reluctant, and striving readers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432869519
ISBN-10: 1432869515
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: February 12th, 2020
Pages: 226
Language: English