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Listening for Lions
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Rachel loves her life at Tumanini in British East Africa where her father is a missionary doctor and her mother is a teacher. Unfortunately, influenza spreads across the globe in the early twentieth century, and her parents get sick and die. Instead of being sent to an English orphanage, Rachel's life takes a dramatic change when she is 'kidnapped' by Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard. They need her to pose as their own daughter Valerie, who fell to the same illness, and travel to England. Rachel's charade is aimed at ensuring that Grandfather Pritchard will not write the greedy Pritchard family out of his will. When Rachel and Grandfather find an unexpected companionship, Rachel faces a few dilemmas. Will she be able to reveal the truth and risk breaking Grandfather's heart? Will she escape being sent to an orphanage? Will she ever be able to return to her beloved Africa to rebuild her father's hospital?
Similar books: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Date read: 4/28/2009
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