The Whole Truth [Hardcover] by Kit Pearson

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Kit Pearson had such description I thought I was with Polly looking into her life. This book was so depressing it made me almost cry, But sometimes it made me laugh out loud. Every move and every breath was realistic and I would highly recommend it.
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"After it happened they were sent away.” So begins Kit Pearson’s new novel of mystery and family loyalty. It is 1932. Polly, almost ten, and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. There they will live with their grandmother, who will be their guardian. Maud will go to boarding school in Victoria, while Polly will live with her grandmother and attend the small school on the island.

Their grandmother and other family members welcome the girls warmly; new-school jitters give way to new friendships and even a new puppy; and slowly Polly feels that she is becoming part of a larger family she never knew until now.

But Polly and Maud have a dramatic secret, and they have promised each other never to tell anyone. A surprise arrival on the island, however, threatens Polly’s newfound happiness and tests the bonds of family love. Can Polly keep the secret and her new life on the island?

 

About Kit Pearson

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KIT PEARSON is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian childrenās author. Her books include A Handful of Time ; the Guests of War trilogy; The Daring Game ; Awake and Dreaming ; and, most recently, A Perfect Gentle Knight (shortlisted for the Red Maple Award), as well as a Dear Canada book. A Handful of Time has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was published in 1987. Visit her online at www.kitpearson.com .
 
Published August 16, 2011 by HarperTrophy. 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Victoria Genosko on Dec 16 2011

Kit Pearson had such description I thought I was with Polly looking into her life. This book was so depressing it made me almost cry, But sometimes it made me laugh out loud. Every move and every breath was realistic and I would highly recommend it.

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