The Girl In The Torch

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

byRobert Sharenow

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York City. Twelve-year-old Sarah has always dreamed of America, a land of freedom and possibility. In her small village she stares at a postcard of the Statue of Liberty and imagines the Lady beckoning to her. When Sarah and her mother finally journey across the Atlantic, though, tragedy strikes—and Sarah finds herself being sent back before she even sets foot in the country.

Yet just as Sarah is ushered onto the boat that will send her away from the land of her dreams, she makes a life-or-death decision. She daringly jumps off the back of the boat and swims as hard as she can toward the Lady's island and a new life.

Her leap of faith leads her to an unbelievable hiding place: the Statue of Liberty itself. Now Sarah must find a way to Manhattan while avoiding the night watchman and scavenging enough food to survive. When a surprising ally helps bring her to the city, Sarah finds herself facing new dangers and a life on her own. Will she ever find a true home in America?

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York City. Twelve-year-old Sarah has always dreame...

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in New York City. In her small village, twelve-year-old Sarah stares at a postcard of the Statue of Liberty, imagining the Lady beckoning her to America, a land of freedom and possibility. When Sarah and her mother finally journey across the Atlantic, though, tr...

Robert Sharenow is an award-winning writer and television producer. His most recent novel,The Berlin Boxing Club, was awarded the Sydney Taylor Award by the Association of Jewish Libraries and received starred reviews fromPublishers Weekly,School Library Journal, andKirkus Reviews. He also serves as executive vice president and general...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062227955

ISBN - 13:9780062227959

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Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: “Teens should remain riveted right through the devastating conclusion to Sharenow’s promising work of historical fiction.”