Adara

Adara

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The soldier heaved me over his shoulder as if I were a spring lamb.
"I am not Israelite!" I screamed.
I beat his back, hurting my hands. "Let me go." Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls of her time are not supposed to do. She wants to learn to read and write -- like men. And she wants the freedom to travel -- like men -- outside the boundaries of her sheltered life.

One day she awakens to a blast of trumpets as the Israelites and Arameans battle just outside the safety of her village walls. Curious, Adara sneaks out to see the battle. Little does she know that this will be her last day of freedom for a very long time.

Sold into slavery, Adara becomes a servant to General Namaan and his family and begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption -- a journey that, in the end, faces her with the hardest decision of her life . . .
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 19mm | 181g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0802852165
  • 9780802852168
  • 328,483

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"The soldier heaved me over his shoulder as if I were a spring lamb.
" I am not Israelite!" I screamed.

Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls ofher time are not supposed to do. She wants to learn toread and write -- like men. And she wants the freedom totravel -- like men -- outside the boundaries of her sheltered life.

One day she awakens to a blast of trumpets as the Israelites andArameans battle just outside the safety of her village walls. Curious, Adara sneaks out to see the battle. Little does she know that this willbe her last day of freedom for a very long time.

Sold into slavery, Adara becomes a servant to General Namaan andhis family and begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption -- a journey that, in the end, faces herwith the hardest decision of her life . . .
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Review quote

Children's Literature
Beatrice Gormley paints her characters realistically. . . . The historical aspects are also handled with confidence, but not over-emphasized.
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About Beatrice Gormley

Beatrice Gormley was born in Glendale, California and attended Pomona College from which she graduated magna cum laude. She is the author of many popular books for young readers. As a writer, she admires the drama of Bible stories and is intrigued by their people. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

Visit Beatrice Gormley's website: http: //www.beatricegormley.com
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Rating details

146 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 26% (38)
4 35% (51)
3 30% (44)
2 8% (12)
1 1% (1)
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