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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane free pdf When an accident leaves teenage cousins Meline and Jocelyn parentless, they come to live with their unknown and eccentric Uncle Marten on his private island. They soon discover that the island has a history as tragic as their own: it was once an air force training camp, led by a mad commander whose crazed plan to train pilots to fly airplanes without instruments sent eleven pilots to their deaths. Jocelyn, Meline, and Uncle Marten are soon joined on this island of wrecked planes and wrecked men by an elderly Austrian housekeeper, a very mysterious butler, a cat, and a dog. But to Jocelyn and Meline, being in a strange new place around strange new people only underscores the fact that the world they once knew has ended.Told in the alternating voices of four characters dealing with grief in different ways, Polly Horvath's new novel is a rich and complicated story about loss and the possibility-- and impossibility--of beginning again. "The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane" is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including "Everything on a Waffle," "The Pepins and Their Problems," "The Canning Season" and "The Trolls." Her numerous awards include the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature, the Mr. Christie Award, the International White Raven, and the Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year. Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She attended the Canadian College of Dance in Toronto and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. She has taught ballet, waitressed, done temporary typing, and tended babies, but while doing these things she has always also written. Now that her children are in school, she spends the whole day writing, unless she sneaks out to buy groceries, lured away from her desk by the thought of fresh Cheez Whiz. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and two daughters.

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Author : Polly Horvath
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Data Published :
ISBN : 1466863013
EAN : 9781466863019
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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