Raspberries On The Yangtze

Raspberries On The Yangtze

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It all began the day my brother and I decided to poison our mother.

This is Nancy's story. Naturally inquisitive, she's always getting into trouble, along with her dreamer, pain-in-the-butt older brother Andrew, best friends Clare and Amy who live in the back of an old car, and weird sisters Sandra and Tracy, with their magazines full of boys. The children have known each other and their families for ever, but everything they thought they knew, is about to change.

Filled with sparkling ideas and vivid dialogue, this is the story of a summer when old dreams are shattered and new dreams are born. For Nancy and her friends, things will never be the same...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 1mm | 125g
  • Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • 1471121224
  • 9781471121227
  • 432,992

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The Yangtze in this story is not a river in China. It's a name Nancy gives to a special place near the edge of her town in the back- woods of Quebec, Canada. It's here, where the wild raspberries grow, that Nancy and her friends, the strange and wonderful sisters Clare and Amy, explore and let their imaginations soar.
The girls wonder about their neighbor, Sandra the troublemaker, and her older teenage sister, Tracy. Sandra's mother thinks Nancy is a bad influence. But Nancy has seen and heard strange things happening at Sandra's house. She's sure there are more secrets hidden behind their closed doors.
During this summer of change, as Nancy struggles to make sense of the world around her, she learns that things are seldom what they seem. Once something is revealed, Nancy can't go back to the way she
was before.
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Review quote

""Can a book be funny, perceptive, moving, and utterly absorbing
at one and the same time? This one can. Brilliant."
-Michael Morpurgo, author of Waiting for Anya "From the Hardcover edition.
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About Karen Wallace

Canadian-born Karen Wallace is the author of over 70 books for children, including Emerald and the bestselling Raspberries on the Yangtze. She was born in Canada, but now lives in Herefordshire with her husband and a large cat called Cougar.
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Rating details

275 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 19% (52)
4 38% (104)
3 31% (84)
2 11% (30)
1 2% (5)
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