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To See the Stars

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Tara Tidwell Bryan

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list price: $16.95
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published: Feb 2019
ISBN:9781927917176
publisher: Running the Goat
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In her deeply-affecting final novel, acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews gives us Edie Murphy--an indomitable and engaging heroine on the cusp of womanhood. The novel moves from Edie's remote Newfoundland outport to St. John's and finally to New York City's Lower East Side. Against the background of the history-making "Uprising" of 1909, when 20,000 garment workers went on strike for better working conditions, and the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), Edie begins to find her own voice, hone her already-strong will, and learn about the true nature of home. A celebration of the strength of women and the power of community.

About the Authors
Jan Andrews is a well-known author and storyteller who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award three times. She has written books that have become classics, including Very Last First Time (illustrated by Ian Wallace), The Auction (illustrated by Karen Reczuch) and Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World (illustrated by Simon Ng). She is the founding president of the Storytellers of Canada and has performed at festivals and in concert throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Australia and England.
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Tara Bryan is a painter and book artist who has been making books for more than 30 years. She learned letterpress printing and bookbinding at UW-Madison, and continued taking workshops at the Center for Book Arts in NY. Since moving to Newfoundland in 1992, she has shared her enthusiasm and knowledge, teaching workshops and hiring assistants to work and learn in her studio. Tara illustrates most of her handmade books, and has collaborated with Running the Goat on many letterpress projects. This is her first time offering illustrations for a commercially-printed book.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
7 to 13
Editorial Review

"Jan Andrews' To See the Stars powerfully evokes the voice of Edie Murphy, a young girl from a Newfoundland outport whose journey brings her from her isolated fishing village to the bustling streets and factories of New York City. The world of the early 20th century -- in New York, in St. John's, and in the tiny village of Atterby -- is beautifully depicted, and Edie emerges as a resilient and engaging heroine." ~ Trudy Morgan-Cole, author of By the Rivers of Brooklyn, A Sudden Sun, and Most Anything You Please

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