Burying the Sun

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Too young for the army, one boy takes saving the city into his own hands. The Russian city of Leningrad is darkening with winter and war, and Georgi's family prepares for the worst. His sister, Marya, packs up the great artwork at the Hermitage museum for safekeeping, and their mother tends to the wounded soldiers. But at fourteen years old, Georgi is too young to join the army, and he wonders how he can possibly help his friends and family. As the city slowly starves from lack of food and hope, Georgi knows he can help his people survive, but he must face dangers as real as the battles on the front lines.

 

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BURYING THE SUN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this somber companion to The Impossible Journey (2003) and Angel on the Square (2001), Whelan brings the horrific, 880-day Siege of Leningrad to life for young readers. From the moment 14-year-old ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
29
Section 4
45
Section 5
59
Section 6
74
Section 7
90
Section 8
111
Section 10
145
Section 11
156
Section 12
169
Section 13
185
Section 14
207
Section 15
209
Section 16
211
Section 17
217

Section 9
134

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Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

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