The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky audiobook

The Golden Day

By Ursula Dubosarsky
Read by Kate Rudd

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
3.66 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family.... On the television news they heard gunfire and the sound of helicopter blades and bombs falling. The little girls hung on to the brink of a hugeness that they knew was there but had no way of discovering. The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they met in the garden? What actually happened that day? And most important, who can they tell about it? In beautifully crafted prose that shimmers and fades, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.

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Summary

Summary

There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family.... On the television news they heard gunfire and the sound of helicopter blades and bombs falling. The little girls hung on to the brink of a hugeness that they knew was there but had no way of discovering.

The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they met in the garden? What actually happened that day? And most important, who can they tell about it?

In beautifully crafted prose that shimmers and fades, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Laced with humor amid a steady feeling of dread, the atmospheric narrative chillingly evokes lurking forces capable of tarnishing even the most golden and innocent of days.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A masterful look at children’s numb surprise to the most unsavory of adult developments.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Ursula Dubosarsky

Author Bio: Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. She lives in Australia.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.66
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English