The islander: a novel /

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The year he is ten, Daniel Jennings meets a mermaid. With a single word, she opens the world for him, though he must puzzle out her meaning over another ten years on the wind-scoured coast of Coquille, the Pacific Northwest island upon which Daniel lives with his grandfather. They are a quiet pair, islands themselves. Daniel, for instance, never tells his grandfather about the key that, after the mermaid slips away, a sea otter brings to him in a shell. The boy wears the key on a string around his neck and soon learns its miraculous powers for saving life. His grandfather never teas him of a girl whose name Daniel knows but does not recognize until after the old man can tell him nothing. Daniel's story is of marvelous happenings, told in the rapt and measured voice of a young man finding, for the first time, peace after tumult, pattern beneath life s apparent imbalance. The mermaid. Is she a messenger, a creature from one of the many stories the boy has read? Or is she a ghost?
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Grouped Work ID b81f3d10-78fe-ba57-4830-7db3b558a83f
Grouping Title islander
Grouping Author rylant cynthia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-08 04:56:33AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-19 04:54:15AM

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display_description Living with his grandfather on an island off British Columbia, orphaned ten-year-old Daniel feels deep loneliness until the night he meets a mermaid whose identity he tries to learn.
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subject_facet Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction, Islands -- Juvenile fiction, Loneliness -- Juvenile fiction, Mermaids -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The islander : a novel /:
title_full The islander : a novel /: by Cynthia Rylant
title_short The islander :
title_sub a novel /:
topic_facet Grandfathers, Islands, Loneliness, Mermaids, Orphans