Secrets

Secrets

by Marthe Jocelyn (Selected by)

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Overview

In all their permutations, these unforgettable stories explore one of the irresistible facets of human nature, the fact that everyone has a secret. Marthe Jocelyn has selected twelve stories by several of the best authors in North America to explore the nature and the power of secrets. Sometimes secrets can be downright funny – how would you like to be the front person for your fake, clairvoyant mother? Secrets can also be scary – if you are pretending that your father is dead so you don’t have to introduce him to your teacher. And sometimes secrets can break your heart, and heal it – when they have to do with the ties that bind generations together.

Contributors include Susan Adach, Anne Carter, Gillian Chan, Nancy Hartry, Marthe Jocelyn, Julie Johnston, Dayal Kaur Khalsa, Loris Lesynski, Anne Gray Sarndal, Martha Slaughter, Teresa Toten, and Elizabeth Winthrop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887767234
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. She has written five novels, including the critically acclaimed works of historical fiction, Mable Riley and Earthly Astonishments. Marthe has also written a nonfiction account of the Foundling Hospital in London, England, entitled, A Home for Foundlings.

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