November 18, 2014|
Parched by Melanie Crowder
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In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is coming—an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.

Melanie Crowder is a ceramicist, painter, and sculptor who has taught K–8 art in many venues, including the public school system. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She lives in the foothills of the Rockies. This is her first novel. Visit her website at
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.63 X 5.13 X 0.41 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.63 X 5.13 X 0.41 in
Published:November 18, 2014
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780544336315

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