Thornhill

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Author(s): Pam Smy
Original Publish Date: Aug 29, 2017
Product Number: EB00699607
Released: Aug 29, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781626726536
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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Description

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she's left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. 2017: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl and solidify the link between them, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past. Told in alternating, interwoven plotlines-Mary's through intimate diary entries and Ella's in bold, striking art-Pam Smy's Thornhill is a haunting exploration of human connection, filled with suspense. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A VOYA Top of the Shelf Pick

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