The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

by Sarah Crossan

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/01/2013

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Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.


The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.
ISBN:
9781408830239
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2013
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x17mm
Weight:
0.19kg
Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University.

Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.

The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarahwon the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPAPoetry Award for her novel, One.

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