A Time Apart

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Morrow Junior Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 263 pages
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Without warning, Houston teenager Ginny Dorris is packed off to England to join her father in a university experiment--a re-creation of an Iron Age community--while her mother recovers from a serious illness. Ginny copes with unimaginably primitive living conditions and longs to go home, but gradually she is drawn into the community's life and discovers resources that neither she nor her father knew she had. This fast-paced yet thoughtfulcoming-of-age story is based on a real-life Iron Age experiment.

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User Review  - MelAKnee - LibraryThing

Elena is told from the perspective of Elena's daughter. The story takes place during the Mexican War, at time when women would be impovrished if not for the patriarch of the house. Elena was different ... Read full review

A TIME APART

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Her mother's cancer surgery and anticipated follow-up treatment is the catalyst for Ginny's trip to England, where she will live with her professor father, Hugh; she hasn't seen him in a year, and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
24
Section 3
36
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About the author (1999)

Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess.

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