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The Summer of Permanent Wants

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A literary adventure story with a classic feel, The Summer of Permanent Wants will delight and engage middle-grade readers.

Emmeline is an 11-year-old who contends with a special problem: after a long sickness she can no longer speak. Her illness left her unable to give words to her thoughts, and she can only use the occasional snatches of sign language. Closed off from her friends and the world of kids her age, Emmeline is excited to spend a couple of months with her bohemian grandmother and her newest project: starting a floating bookshop that will sail from port to port all summer long. From the books and people they encounter aboard Permanent Wants, Emmeline travels to places, real and imaginary, that astonish and bedazzle her in turns. From the discovery of a map of a now unheard-of land, to a town whose citizens are no longer able to make music, to the revelation of an island filled with serpents and snakes, Emmeline's adventures show her wonders that help her unlock her own self.

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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Summer of Permanent Wants
Author(s): Jamieson Findlay
ISBN: 0-385-66928-3 / 978-0-385-66928-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Summer of Permanent Wants
Author(s): Jamieson Findlay
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

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