Daughters of the Sea: Hannah by Kathryn LaskyDaughters of the Sea: Hannah by Kathryn Lasky

Daughters of the Sea: Hannah

byKathryn Lasky

Paperback | February 1, 2011

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Romance with a magical twist

Hannah Albury is not like other girls in the turn-of-the-century Boston orphanage where she grew up. Instead of seasickness, she gets land-sickness. Billowing waves exhilarate her, but flat plains leave her dried out, parched, and ill. She leaves a ring of salt in the tub when she bathes, and sometimes she sees a faint tracing of scales on her delicate feet. It's freakish, horrifying...and deeply thrilling.

As Hannah becomes a young woman, she feels that a powerful change is coming. But she is not the only one who can sense the approaching transformation. The young painter hired to paint her employers' daughters recognizes something in Hannah-a connection with the sea that recalls a secret from his own past. A choice lies ahead, and Hannah must discover if she is a creature of the land-or of the sea.

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor author of more than fifty fiction and non-fiction books, including ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Beyond the Burning Time and the wildly popular Guardians of Ga'hoole series. She and her husband live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Title:Daughters of the Sea: HannahFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.01 × 5.25 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054523803X

ISBN - 13:9780545238038

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drawn to this Book like Hannah to the Sea Hannah is drawn to water. And when she is away from it, she becomes very sick. In order to be closer to the sea, she takes a job as a scullery maid in Boston, where an "evil" daughter of the family is determined to ruin Hannah's life. This book is really well-written, but it ended a little too abruptly, as if the author wanted to plainly show that there would be another book soon. So far, I have seen no signs that there will be another one, but I honestly hope there will be. This would be the perfect starter book to a series about mermaids! Really good, but the ended was too abrupt for me.
Date published: 2010-08-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Daughters of the Sea: Hannah"Hannah Albury [is a] demure yet plucky heroine... [and] the plot becomes gripping. A good bet for upper middle-grade and early YA readers." - Kirkus Reviews"This novel has menacing, almost gothic overtones as well as a strong sense of time, place, and class distinctions." - Booklist"This novel, like all of Lasky's, is very easy to read. The story moves quickly, and the characters are colorful and diverse. Hopefully, Lasky will not make us wait too long to discover what happens to Hannah and her sisters!" - TeensReadToo.com