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Once, in a Town Called Moth (Hardcover) (Trilby Kent)

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Ana is not your typical teenager. She grew up in a tiny Mennonite colony in Bolivia, and her mother fled the colony when Ana was a young girl. Now Ana and her father have also fled, and Ana doesn't know why. She only knows that something was amiss in their tight-knit community. Arriving in Toronto, Ana has to fend for herself in this alien environment, completely isolated in a big city with no help and no idea where to even begin. But begin she does: she makes a friend, then two. She goes to school and tries to understand the myriad unspoken codes and rules. She is befriended by a teacher. She goes to the library, the mall, parties. And all the while, she searches for the mother who left so long ago, and tries to understand her father -- also a stranger in a strange land, with secrets of his own. This is a beautifully told story that will resonate with readers who have struggled with being new and unsure in a strange place, even if that place is in a classroom full of people they know. Ana's story is unique but universal; strange but familiar; extraordinary but ordinary: a fish out of water tale that speaks to us all.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Age Range: Teen
Author: Trilby Kent
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51531591
UPC: 9781101918111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6919
$11.89
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