The Resource The turnaway girls, Hayley Chewins

The turnaway girls, Hayley Chewins

Label
The turnaway girls
Title
The turnaway girls
Statement of responsibility
Hayley Chewins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters -- and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea. On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can't make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn't act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it's a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught -- between the island's sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom -- to sing, to change, to live -- is precisely what's at stake
Summary
Enduring a cloistered existence as one of a group of hidden girls who laboriously transform music into gold, Delphernia Undersea, who longs to sing despite laws that restrict music-making to the Masters, escapes into a treacherous outside world
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739225
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chewins, Hayley
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Music
  • Gold
  • Singing
  • Girls
  • Sex discrimination
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The turnaway girls, Hayley Chewins
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780763697921
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The turnaway girls, Hayley Chewins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780763697921
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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