The Snake-Stone by Berlie Doherty

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While searching for his birthmother, fifteen-year-old James, a championship diver, discovers who his real parents are and where his real home is.

About Berlie Doherty

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Berlie Doherty, twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal lives in England. Her books have sold over 700,000 copies and been translated into 21 languages.
Published May 25, 1995 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd. 160 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Juggling an array of characters and subplots in ways that enrich rather than crowd the story, Doherty (Dear Nobody, 1994, etc.) lays out not one journey, but two: Elizabeth, a child laden with guilt and remorse for loving a ``wild boy,'' gives birth alone in a hen shed, and treks over the rugged ...

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An adopted boy searches for his birth mother in this sensitive British novel from the author of White Peak Farm.

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