Suzanne Goldsmith Washashore

ISBN 13: 9781939403124

Washashore

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WINNER OF THE 2014 GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARD

This year, everything changes for Clementine Harper.

Fourteen-year-old Clementine has left her city life in Boston to spend the winter on Martha's Vineyard. She's what the locals call a Washashore (WASH-a-shore) . . . someone who has come to live on the island but isn't from there. An outsider.

Clem doesn't have any friends and doesn't fit in. Her mom and dad aren't getting along. Coco, her best friend, is three hours away. But then Clem finds a fallen bird--an osprey--on the beach. And she meets a lonely boy named Daniel.

And everything changes . . .

The Green Earth Book Award "promotes books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment." Winning books are chosen annually by The Nature Generation.

Special note for teachers! Helpful Teacher's Guides with discussion questions and activities are available from the publisher, Lucky Marble Books.

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About the Author:

Suzanne Goldsmith grew up in Massachusetts. During high school, she lived alone in a cottage on Martha's Vineyard for a summer while working in an art gallery. She loves the Island and spends time there every summer. Suzanne is also the author of A City Year, about an internationally-known service program based in Boston. She lives in Ohio with her family. This is her first novel.

Review:

"A love story surrounded by this beautiful island--Martha's Vineyard--with its fragile shores and enduring birds. A tender-hearted story that calls out to save what we love so much." ---Carly Simon, Grammy Award-winning singer & songwriter

"The prose brings to life the era of the 1970s, but Goldsmith's themes are timeless and will resonate with teens and adults alike." -- --Lisa Klein, award-winning author of Ophelia, Lady MacBeth's Daughter, and Cate of the Lost Colony

"The prose of Washashore is uncluttered and precise in its detail. Ms. Goldsmith's narrative evokes the particularity of the Vineyard s landscape and the peculiarity of local lore. With affectionate description, she captures an Island of pay phones and hitchhiking, the most casual, dressed-down place in the world, a place where tupelo trees go by the curious name beetlebungs and spring peepers are known as pinkletinks." -- -- The Vineyard Gazette, Olivia Hull

"Ideal for young adults and teachers looking for a novel study of environmental content, this book will capture, transport and inspire a great breadth of readers."-- --Green Teacher Magazine

An adventure story in every sense of the word--the adventure, especially, of coming of age on an aging planet." -- --Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org and author of Eaarth, The End of Nature and Deep Economy

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