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Publisher's Summary

From the Newbery honor-winning author of the critically acclaimed Wolf Hollow comes a moving story of identity and belonging.

Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift on a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow's only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.

Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn't until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.

Vivid and heart wrenching, Lauren Wolk's Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.

©2017 Lauren Wolk (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Jorjeana Marie expresses all the youthful longing of 12-year-old Crow.... Overall, Marie melds conflict and tenderness beautifully in this tale of family and belonging." ( AudioFile)

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Great narrator!

Jen G.
I loved the characters and the narrator brought it to life. Beautiful story!

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Depth

If you look past the characters you’ll find so much truth in this book. I think there’s more fact than fiction.

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The book was so amazing

this book was so amazing because the whole thing sounds like poetry and it has a lot of mystery in it

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Beautifully Performed

this touching historical novel with winsome characters is beautifully performed. reader is immersed in the island life of an orphaned child and the tension between her heartfelt desire to know about her birth parents and the love she has for her adoptive father.

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Beautiful

This book, written by Lauren Wolk, is beautiful and heart wrenching. The book is marketed to kids, but excellent for any age. An instant classic.

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