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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/07/2015
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I run all the way to my tree, so that once I get there, my body's nice and warm. Most people would say it's too cold now to hang out in a salt marsh, even with the sun and even with a baby blanket wrapped around me, but I'm not most people.


Eleven-year-old Naomi 'Chirp' Orenstein and her family live an idyllic life on Cape Cod on the east coast of America. Surrounded by sandy beaches, fresh air and wildlife, Chirp is free to roam as she pleases. But when Chirp's mum is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, her happy little world begins to collapse around her.


Chirp finds solace in her beloved birdwatching, and her friendship with mysterious outsider Joey. Chirp and Joey take on the world together, dreaming up a host of daring adventures. They explore the woods and the salt marshes - they want to see everything they can. But Chirp cannot keep running forever.



Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780748092
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters, this novel is an emotional roller coaster that effectively conveys a family's visceral tragedy.'

* School Library Journal, starred review *

'A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship.'

* Kirkus, starred review *

'Ehrlich has a marked ability to construct a narrative that rings true...[and] deals with the issues of physical and mental illness in a supremely balanced way.'

* Books For Keeps *

'Beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey.'

* Publishers Weekly *

'a book that gives a real insight into pain and suffering, leaving the reader pondering after'.

* Parents in Touch *

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“A beguiling tale of two unforgettable friends”

I was charmed by this tender story of family and friendship on Cape Cod in the early 1970s. Eleven-year-old Chirp is beautifully realised as a sensitive child who, in an era of record players, bell bottoms and... More

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