The Taste Of Rain

The Taste of Rain
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
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Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781459820289
Rating 4/5 from 8 reviews
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It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwendolyn has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years. Gwendolyn is one of 140 children who were enrolled at a boarding school in Chefoo when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China. Life in the camp is difficult. There is not enough food or water, and even the children are forced to do hard labor. But Miss E, one of their teachers from Chefoo, has come up with an unusual scheme: she will follow the Girl Girl Code, treating Gwendolyn and her friends as if they are part of a Girl Guide troop. Girl Guides promise not only to stay positive in the most challenging situations but also to do good turns, meaning they must be kind to others without any expectation of reward. Gwendolyn hopes that when she grows up, she will be as courageous and optimistic as Miss E. But then Gwendolyn learns that Miss E is not as full of answers as she seems, and she realizes that in order to protect a friend, she will have to do something that could never be considered a good turn.

The Taste of Rain
  • Author : Monique Polak
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwendolyn has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years. Gwendolyn is one of 140 children who were enrolled at a boarding school in Chefoo when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China. Life in the camp is

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The Taste of Rain
  • Author : Monique Polak
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

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  • Author : Monique Polak
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04

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  • Author : Tan Twan Eng
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-05

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The Taste of Rain
  • Author : Muris Konjicanin
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18

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  • Author : Monique Polak
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01

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  • Author : Craig Childs
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-02-22

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Four Letters of Love
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03

Nicholas Coughlan is twelve years old when his father, an Irish civil servant, announces that God has commanded him to become a painter. He abandons the family and a wife who is driven to despair. Years later, Nicholas's own civil-service career is disrupted by tragic news: his father has burned

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  • Author : Tom Bradby
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15

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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06

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A Taste for the Beautiful
  • Author : Michael Ryan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11

From one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of

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  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26

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  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 1995

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  • Author : Szu-Yen Lin
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12

"Lin makes the tropes of golden age locked-room crime fiction feel fresh in this taut and ingenious whodunit..." Publishers Weekly Honkaku meets Grand Guignol amidst a string of grisly and horrifying murders. The floor plan of the manor, specially built for entrepreneur Jingfu Bai, traces the Chinese character for rain.

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Views and Reviews
  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1908

Read online Views and Reviews written by Henry James, published by which was released on 1908. Download full Views and Reviews Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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