Breda's Island by Jessie Ann Foley audiobook

Breda's Island

By Jessie Ann Foley
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Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins 9780063207721
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In the vein of When You Trap a Tiger and Shouting at the Rain, this is the story of the journey one girl undertakes to find herself. After Breda Moriarity gets caught stealing one too many times, Breda's mom sends her to Ireland, a place she has never been, to live with the grandfather she has never met. While Breda doesn’t want to be in this strange land, she finally gets to meet Granda, her mom’s father. He’s a grumpy farmer who is also a seanchaí, a traditional Gaelic storyteller. But the most important story is the one nobody will talk about: what happened to her absent father. If nothing else this summer, Breda is determined to figure out the truth about her family’s history—and herself. This powerfully poignant middle grade novel, the first from award-winning author Jessie Ann Foley, asks questions about estranged relationships, immigration, and family secrets.

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Summary

Summary

In the vein of When You Trap a Tiger and Shouting at the Rain, this is the story of the journey one girl undertakes to find herself.

After Breda Moriarity gets caught stealing one too many times, Breda's mom sends her to Ireland, a place she has never been, to live with the grandfather she has never met.

While Breda doesn’t want to be in this strange land, she finally gets to meet Granda, her mom’s father. He’s a grumpy farmer who is also a seanchaí, a traditional Gaelic storyteller. But the most important story is the one nobody will talk about: what happened to her absent father. If nothing else this summer, Breda is determined to figure out the truth about her family’s history—and herself.

This powerfully poignant middle grade novel, the first from award-winning author Jessie Ann Foley, asks questions about estranged relationships, immigration, and family secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written with Foley’s keen ear for family dynamics, this is definitely a strong choice for fans of her work and those new to the author.” School Library Journal on Sorry for Your Loss

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Author

Author Bio: Jessie Ann Foley

Author Bio: Jessie Ann Foley

Jessie Ann Foley is a teacher who writes fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, The Carnivalat Bray, was a Printz Honor winner, a William C. Morris Debut Award finalist, a YALSA Top Ten Fiction for Young Adults title, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book. Neighborhood Girls is her second novel. To learn more about Jessie, visit her online at www.jessieannfoley.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English