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The Jewels of Sofia Tate

by Doris Etienne

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list price: $12.99
edition:Paperback
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published: May 2009
ISBN:9781554882304
publisher: Dundurn
Description

Fifteen-year-old Garnet Walcott is lonely and has a hard time making new friends when she moves to Kitchener, Ontario. Her mother, already preoccupied with work, has begun a search for a father she never knew. By chance, Garnet meets and befriends Elizabeth Tate, an elderly widow who tells Garnet that a priceless set of heirloom jewels dating back to Russian nobility may be hidden in her Victorian home. Elizabeth shows Garnet an intriguing portrait of her late mother-in-law, Sofia Tate, wearing sapphires and diamonds.

Garnet is introduced to Dan Peters, one of the most popular boys at school, and when Elizabeth suffers a heart attack, Garnet persuades him to help her find the jewels for Elizabeth. Do the jewels really exist? Garnet believes they do, and drawing on that faith, she follows the clues left by Elizabeth’s late eccentric, religious father-in-law and discovers much more than she bargained for.

About the Author

Doris Etienne received her bachelor of arts in German and French from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Contributor Notes

Doris Etienne received her bachelor of arts in German and French from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Winner, Dewey Diva Pick
Editorial Reviews

"While Etienne immediately grabs readers with the initial excitement surrounding the lost jewels dramatized through the historicized foreword, she maintains her captures audience through the realistic and understandable character of Garnet."

— CM Magazine

“Etienne captures well Garnet’s boredom and depression following her move.”

— VOYA

"The Jewels of Sofia Tate is a fascinating and touching read."

— MidWest Book Review

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