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Groundwood Books

Bone Dance

Written by Martha Brooks

For kids 12 years old | Published April 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780888993366
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Alternative Family

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Regular price $8.95 CAD

180 pages | 7.000 in × 4.500 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Bone Dance

Martha Brooks

Alexandra's beloved grandfather was fond of saying, Life is full of surprises, and sometimes the good and the bad get all bunched up together. However, he could not have prepared her for the death of her father, a man she never knew, and his legacy -- a cabin on prairie land formerly owned by the LaFreniere family.

Lonny LaFreniere's stepfather is the kindest man Lonny has ever known. But Lonny, tormented by guilty memories and visions he can't shake, rejects the land Pop always wanted to pass on to him. How could he have known it would end up in the hands of a city girl like Alexandra Sinclair? Acclaimed author Martha Brooks tells an unforgettable story about two teens and their quest to understand the land and each other.

About the Author

Martha Brooks

Martha Brooks is an award-winning novelist, playwright and jazz singer whose books have been published in Spain, Italy, Japan, Denmark, England, Germany and Australia, as well as in Canada and the United States. She is a three-time winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year, as well as the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Winnipeg.

Awards and Praise

"A lyrical, intensely felt romance." — Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"Never self-indulgent, her poetic narrative is incisive and revealing, a fresh way of seeing and saying...Read it and weep, but read it." — Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

  • Winner Ruth Schwartz Award, 1998
  • Winner CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 1998