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Twelve-year-old Isadora watches as her deeply religious best friend tries to reform the school troublemaker, Haskell Moore, who enjoys teasing Isadora about her dancing aspirations.
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The author of Miracle at Clements Pond returns with a second book about life in a small town and the role one person plays in bringing the community together. Isadora, the narrator, loves her best friend Maybelle, who is good and kind to everyone, even Haskell Moore, who taunts the teacher, principal and all the kids. He calls Isadora "curtain dancer" because she wraps herself up in flowing curtain panels and pretends to be Isadora Duncan, for whom she is named. Maybelle reveals that she has had a sign from God that it is time for her to be "saved," but the baptismal waters of the river are icy and exacerbate her already sickly condition. Months later, she dies. Pendergraft weaves the results of Maybelle's influence through the story of Isadora's own blossoming personalityshe learns not go along with the gang and confronts her parents about her love of dancing. The portrait of this town is a rich, full one, replete with the witty, winning details that characterized the author's first book. Ages 10-up.
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Book Description Gollancz, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # BBI566338
Book Description Victor Gollancz, 1989. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: dw. 1st British. With dustwrapper. Orange covers, gilt lettering. Seller Inventory # 80161
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1989. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First UK Edition. 208pp. HARDCOVER Minor external wear to d/w. Internally VG. Dustwrapper will be supplied in protective sleeve or lyfjacket. Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. Seller Inventory # 7932/173
Book Description Gollancz, London, 1989. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H/B. Seller Inventory # 000151
Book Description UK: Gollancz, 1988, 1988. Hbk in d/w; Vg+/Vg ; 1st edition; set in small town america in the late 1940's; Seller Inventory # 70329