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The Golden Day

author: Ursula Dubosarsky

The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important — who can they tell about it? In beautifully shimmering prose, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.

When their teacher goes missing during an outing, eleven girls grapple with the aftermath in this haunting, exquisitely told psychological mystery.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $9.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763667234 /  9780763667238
on sale date:
08/2013
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
160 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Horror; Law & Crime; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Social Themes; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Social Themes; Thrillers & Suspense;
author’s comments:
Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. About The Golden Day, her first book with Candlewick Press, she says, “The little girls watch, wonder, respond, change, and grow—and then they’re gone, forever. This element of the story, I suppose, is at least partly autobiographical. But, as I say—all of our teachers come home safe and sound in the end.” Ursula Dubosarsky lives in Australia.
 
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