Porcupine

by Meg Tilly

Tundra | September 11, 2007 | Hardcover

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War-torn Afghanistan could not seem farther from Newfoundland, but it is about to change twelve-year-old tomboy Jack Cooper (or Jacqueline, as her mother insists on calling her) forever. When her father is killed in the war, she watches helplessly as her mother crumbles under sorrow and depression. Jack and her younger sister and brother, Tessa and Simon, end up across the country, living on a run-down farm in a small town on the Prairies with a great-grandmother they didn't know existed. Worried that they will be abandoned again if Gran moves into a retirement home, Jack puts on a brave face and encourages Tessa and Simon to take on the challenges of their new life. In the process, she learns that families come in many different forms and that love, trust, and faith can build a home anywhere.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.88 × 5.49 × 0.82 in

Published: September 11, 2007

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887768105

ISBN - 13: 9780887768101

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Porcupine

by Meg Tilly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.88 × 5.49 × 0.82 in

Published: September 11, 2007

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887768105

ISBN - 13: 9780887768101

About the Book

War-torn Afghanistan could not seem farther from Newfoundland, but it is about to change twelve-year-old tomboy Jack Cooper (or Jacqueline, as her mother insists on calling her) forever. When her father is killed in the war, she watches helplessly as her mother crumbles under sorrow and depression. Jack and her younger sister and brother, Tessa and Simon, end up across the country, living on a run-down farm in a small town on the Prairies with a great-grandmother they didn' t know existed. Worried that they will be abandoned again if Gran moves into a retirement home, Jack puts on a brave face and encourages Tessa and Simon to take on the challenges of their new life. In the process, she learns that families come in many different forms and that love, trust, and faith can build a home anywhere.

From the Publisher

War-torn Afghanistan could not seem farther from Newfoundland, but it is about to change twelve-year-old tomboy Jack Cooper (or Jacqueline, as her mother insists on calling her) forever. When her father is killed in the war, she watches helplessly as her mother crumbles under sorrow and depression. Jack and her younger sister and brother, Tessa and Simon, end up across the country, living on a run-down farm in a small town on the Prairies with a great-grandmother they didn't know existed. Worried that they will be abandoned again if Gran moves into a retirement home, Jack puts on a brave face and encourages Tessa and Simon to take on the challenges of their new life. In the process, she learns that families come in many different forms and that love, trust, and faith can build a home anywhere.

About the Author

Formerly a film actress, Meg Tilly is best known for her roles in The Big Chill and Agnes of God - for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs and Gemma, and is currently at work on her second YA novel, Lucky. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Singing Songs:

"Sometimes creativity blesses twice … [A]n impressive first novel."
- Publishers Weekly

"A masterful novel…. A literary debut of major proportions."
- Philadelphia Inquirer

Praise for Gemma:

"...Tilly achieves moments of raw beauty and genuine fierceness while sustaining the intensity of a thriller...."
- Booklist

"Tilly ... successfully captures Gemma's wounded voice.... A haunting tale."
- Kirkus Reviews

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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