Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Jones, Kimberly.
SAND DOLLAR SUMMER
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2006.
IL 5-8, RL 5.9
ISBN 1416903623

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Twelve-year old Lise has to go back to her motherís childhood island home in Maine while her mother recovers from a car accident.  She enjoys the company of her 5 year-old brother but is uncomfortable with the ocean.   Talks with an old Abenaki neighbor and concern for his welfare during a hurricane bring the novel to an exciting conclusion.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2007-2008)

Booktalk #2

When her mother is seriously injured in a car accident, she moves Lise and her brother to Fiddle Beach so that she can recuperate.  Lise is extremely unhappy about this situation because she had other plans for the summer, the house is old and dilapidated, an old boyfriend of her motherís is spending too much time with them, and she hates and fears the ocean.  Then Hurricane Fern arrives and forces Lise to reevaluate what is really important after all.  (Lori Loranger, Librarian, Grisham M.S., Round Rock ISD, TX)

SUBJECTS:     Islands -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Maine -- Fiction.
                        Passamaquoddy -- Indians -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Maine -- Fiction.
                        Maine -- Fiction.

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