Daughter of Winter

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Daughter of Winter

By Pat Lowery Collins

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763645007, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

Description
As the ground of her past shifts, a girl finds her way to an unexpected future in this compelling historical novel about survival and strength.
It's 1849, and twelve-year-old Addie lives in the shipbuilding town of Essex, Massachusetts. Her father has left the family to seek gold on the West Coast, and now the flux has taken the lives of her mother and baby brother, leaving Addie all alone. Her fear of living as a servant in some other home drives her into the snowy woods, where she survives on her own for several weeks before a nomadic, silver-haired Wampanoag woman takes her in. Slowly, the startling truth of Addie's past unfolds. Through an intense ancient ceremony, and by force of her own wits and will, Addie unravels the mystery of her identity and finds the courage to build a future unlike any she could ever have imagined.


About the Author
Pat Lowery Collins is the author of "Hidden Voices" as well as many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.