Listening for Lucca
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Listening for Lucca

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Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur is perfect for 9+ girls who love Jacqueline Wilson.Summer on the beach, a sprinkling of magic and a ghostly mystery of the past intertwine in an irresistible and compelling story from the author of the acclaimed Love, Aubrey.'We're moving to your house - the one from your dream'.Siena sees what isn't there; collects what's left behind.'Lucca led me to his room, and then just stood in the middle, waiting for me to notice something'.Her brother Lucca hasn't spoken for over a year.The doctors think he needs a fresh start, that's why her family left Brooklyn. But their new home feels hauntingly familiar - and when Siena finds an old pen, the story she writes is not her own . . .Can the secrets of the past help Siena break her brother's silence?Praise for Suzanne LaFleur:'Funny, moving and beautifully constructed' - Independent on Sunday'A warm and inspiring tale about friendship and families with real substance and style' - Sunday Times'LaFleur's writing is a delight' - Daily Mail'The best book I have read all year . . . I loved it' - Cathy Cassidy''This insighful, delicate tale .... offers an enticing blend of history, mystery, and family' Publishers Weekly'Mysterious and engaging, this is another wonderful outing from the author of Love, Aubrey' - BooklistAbout the author:At a young age, Suzanne LaFleur fell in love with stories and writes to help children do the same. Suzanne works with children in New York and Boston.Also available by Suzanne La Fleur:Love, AubreyEight Keys.
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Product details

  • 8+
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 18mm | 220g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141336080
  • 9780141336084
  • 345,966

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Funny, moving and beautifully constructed * Independent on Sunday * A warm and inspiring tale about friendship and families with real substance and style * Sunday Times * LaFleur's writing is a delight * Daily Mail * The best book I have read all year . . . I loved it -- Cathy Cassidy (praise for Love, Aubrey) LaFleur deftly handles the tale's many layers, never allowing readers to get lost. Events and characters are fully developed and are completely believable, without any sense of contrivance. Tender and brave, Siena is a heroine to be admired * Kirkus Reviews * This insighful, delicate tale .... offers an enticing blend of history, mystery, and family * Publishers Weekly *
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About Suzanne LaFleur

At a young age, Suzanne LaFleur fell in love with stories and writes to help children do the same. Suzanne works with children in New York and Boston.
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Funny, moving and beautifully constructed Independent on Sunday
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1,124 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (317)
4 40% (451)
3 24% (275)
2 6% (63)
1 2% (18)
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