Our Castle by the Sea

By STRANGE, Lucy

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ISBN
9781338353853
Publisher
Scholastic/Chicken House


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–8-Myth and the grim reality of World War II combine in Petra's reality. Petra, older sister Magda, Pa, and Mutti live in a southern England coastal community in 1939, where they serve as the keepers of the lighthouse. Petra is paralyzed with fear over the legend of the standing stones below the lighthouse, believed to be four daughters who turned to stone singing their fathers' boat away from the treachery of the Wyrm sandbar on the beach. Pet faces her own demons as her mother's German heritage ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Petra's "castle" on the southeast coast of England is the lighthouse Pa tends, a place of an idyllic childhood for her until World War II begins. Then Pet's German mother is interned as an enemy alien-only the first of many upsets and mysteries for Pet. Where is her older sister going so early in the mornings? Is it the local sandbar, or the legendary Wyrm, or a German ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Petra's "castle" on the southeast coast of England is the lighthouse Pa tends, a place of an idyllic childhood for her until World War II begins. Then Pet's German mother is interned as an enemy alien-only the first of many upsets and mysteries for Pet. Where is her older sister going so early in the mornings? Is it the local sandbar, or the legendary Wyrm, or a German ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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