Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

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Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship, and hope ("Publishers Weekly," starred review).
Wilhelmina Silver s world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?
From the author of "Rooftoppers," which "Booklist "called a glorious adventure, comes an utterly beautiful story that s a treasure of a book ("VOYA")."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 191 x 25mm | 240g
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606382739
  • 9780606382731
  • 1,926,297

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"Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms" is the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination. I admire her novels very much, and I hope they find the success they deserve. I m certainly looking forward to her next."--Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series"
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1,680 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 33% (547)
4 40% (669)
3 23% (385)
2 4% (63)
1 1% (16)
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