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The Resource The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman

The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman

Label
The discovery of flight : a novel
Title
The discovery of flight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Glickman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel sixteen-year-old Libby is writing for Sophie's thirteenth birthday, and Sophie's diary, in which she discusses the deteriorating condition of her older sister. The book's title is also the title of Libby's novel, in which Libby takes the form of a hawk telepathically linked to a girl who, like her sister, is a good artist. Sophie's diary is in fact illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawing. The sicker Libby gets, the more she retreats into her novel and the less she interacts with the outside world. Though the situation is tragic, Sophie's voice is extremely funny and wry. In addition, through her storytelling, Libby becomes a heroic figure rather than a helpless victim. After Libby's death, the girls' mother presents Sophie with the novel and Sophie writes its final chapter, bringing the voices of the two girls together."--
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1953-
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Glickman, Susan
Dewey number
C813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Inanna young feminist series
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  • Sisters
  • Cerebral palsied
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781771335133
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 287627
  • 874132
Label
The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781771335133
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 287627
  • 874132

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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