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Howe Library J CHE 31254003697618 Children's new shelf Checked out 04/08/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781536212273 :
  • ISBN: 153621227X :
  • Physical Description: 200 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Seven years after being ensconced in a magical house by parents who warned them never to leave, the Ballastian sisters grow up under the house's care until one day the eldest ventures outside, transforming what they understand about their world.
Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Dwellings > Fiction.
Fear > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.

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The Sisters of Straygarden Place
The Sisters of Straygarden Place
by Chewins, Hayley
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The Sisters of Straygarden Place

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful prose The grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver. Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them in the magical Straygarden Place, a house surrounded by tall silver grass and floating trees. They left behind a warning saying never to leave the house or go into the grass. "Wait for us," the note read. "Sleep darkly." Ever since then, the house itself has taken care of Winnow, Mayhap, and Pavonine--feeding them, clothing them, even keeping them company--while the girls have waited and grown up and played a guessing game: Think of an animal, think of a place. Think of a person, think of a face. Until one day, when the eldest, fourteen-year-old Winnow, does the unthinkable and goes outside into the grass, and everything twelve-year-old Mayhap thought she knew about her home, her family, and even herself starts to unravel. With luscious, vivid prose, poet and author Hayley Chewins transports readers to a house where beloved little dogs crawl into their owners' minds to sleep, sick girls turn silver, and anything can be stolen--even laughter and silence.

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