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I was trapped here in this square brick house. Trapped with Willy's threats, Matthew's roars, Kathleen's silences -- not because I couldn't run away again if I chose to, and not because I had no money, or because I was scared of being alone in the dark countryside. I was trapped because of Lizzy; because I couldn't turn her into an orphan like me.Six years ago Maggie was tI was trapped here in this square brick house. Trapped with Willy's threats, Matthew's roars, Kathleen's silences -- not because I couldn't run away again if I chose to, and not because I had no money, or because I was scared of being alone in the dark countryside. I was trapped because of Lizzy; because I couldn't turn her into an orphan like me.Six years ago Maggie was torn from her twin sister and sent to Canada as a Barnardo Home child. Orphaned and completely alone, she found herself living with the Howards, a falling-apart family with a falling-apart farm. Now, just 14 years old, Maggie is already responsible for all of the housework, a great deal of the farm work, and the care of the Howard's four-year-old daughter, Lizzy.Maggie is meant to stay on the farm for seven more years, but then how would she ever find her sister again? With the words run away whispering through her head, Maggie struggles to find a way to save both herself and Lizzy.Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice selectionRed Maple Award NomineeGeoffrey Bilson Award Honour Book...

Title : A Bushel of Light
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ISBN : 9780773761407
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 244 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Bushel of Light Reviews

  • Janine Darragh
    2019-05-20 16:32

    A nice historical fiction piece about a girl trying to reconnect with her sister. It felt fairly predictable to me, and everything just got tied up too neatly for my taste at the end, but a pleasant read for upper elementary or middle level students.

  • Amy Mathers
    2019-05-20 19:42

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