Parched by Melanie Crowder

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A wrenching piece with a wisp of hope for the protagonists if not for the rest of their world.
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In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is coming—an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.

 

About Melanie Crowder

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Melanie Crowder is a ceramist, painter, and sculptor who received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She lives in the foothills of the Rockies. This is her debut novel.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 162 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.
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on Apr 15 2013

A wrenching piece with a wisp of hope for the protagonists if not for the rest of their world.

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