The Red Shoe

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Author(s): Ursula Dubosarsky
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00104441
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429976213
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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Description

Funny, tough-minded and tender, this is the story of Matilda and her two sisters growing up in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1950s. Their father is mentally unstable and largely absent, their mother is possibly in the thrall of his brother, and a headline-making Russian spy defection is taking place next door. Punctuated by the headlines of the times, The Red Shoe depicts how the large events of the world can impinge on ordinary lives. This is a novel to savor by one of Australia's most gifted writers for young people. "Dubosarsky proves masterful in conjuring and connecting images." - Publishers Weekly

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