The Whirlpool: Stories by Laurel CrozaThe Whirlpool: Stories by Laurel Croza

The Whirlpool: Stories

byLaurel CrozaIllustratorKelsey Garrity-riley

Hardcover | May 1, 2018

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Charity takes small steps to escape her controlling father. Jasmine endures the rumors about her at school, even though no one really knows what happened last summer. The Oh! So Perfect Hair Dolly wishes for just the right child to take her home from the store. Nicola has a run-in with a classmate on her first day at a new school in the big city - or is the classmate a wolf in disguise? A squirrel ruminates on the nature of life and death. Dani fights for her dream, in spite of her father's insistence that her older brother should be the one to play hockey. Mike finds the kind of family he has longed for in his coworkers at the restaurant where he works.

In these seven stories by Laurel Croza (author of the award-winning picture books I Know Here and From There to Here), five teenagers, a doll and a squirrel break out of the expectations placed upon them. Featuring beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.

Laurel Croza is the author of the picture book I Know Here, illustrated by Matt James. It won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, among many other accolades. She also wrote the sequel, From There to Here. The Whirlpool is Laurel's first short-story collectio...
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Title:The Whirlpool: StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2018Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773060325

ISBN - 13:9781773060323

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There's no need for Snapchat or text messages in a high school cafeteria at lunchtime. All you have to do is sit at one of the tables. Guaranteed, after a minute or two, you'll know everything there is to know. It's all here. Carried just above our heads. Words surging and swelling and rolling across the cafeteria like bodysurfers at a concert. Talk washing over us, flooding us with the ohmygods, the names, the details. Everyone, even the quiet ones, caught up in the rumors. The gossip. The whirlpool.Sometimes the whirlpool slows. A sudden waiting, watching, listening silence. A signal that fresh drama is about to unfold. Not on the stage at the back of the room, the curtain drawn shut. This theater plays out right in front of us, down on the floor, in the depths of the cafeteria.I'm not surprised when the current pauses in front of me. It's the end of September but it's still my name that swirls around and around and around. My name trapped in the whirlpool since school started, the day after Labor Day.

Editorial Reviews

". . . the stories are beautifully written and described. This short story collection would be a great tool within the classroom . . ." - CM Magazine"[A] highly recommended collection of seven short stories about a series of fascinating and unique characters." - Resource Links"There's a persistent yet subtle sense in every story of the strive to rise above the ordinary and gain a higher view. . . . A thoughtful read for a contemplative teen . . ." - School Library Journal"[P]acked with emotional growth . . . . With The Whirlpool, Laurel Croza has provided a worthwhile addition to the youngCanLit collection of short story anthologies as it enlightens, reassures and inspires." - CanLit for Little Canadians