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Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea)

4 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Kathryn Lasky

Grade 4–6—In this first book in a projected series, orphan Hannah, 15, tries to find success as a scullery maid in an upscale Boston household at the end of the 19th century. In addition to having to learn new rules and skills, she must contend … see full wiki

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
4 reviews about Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea)
review by . June 12, 2010
Since reading about Sea Sirens and Mermaids as a child, I have always been fascinated by these mystical creatures of the sea. And since I also enjoy children's and YA literature, this novel by award-winning author Kathryn Lasky was a natural for me.    I fell under fifteen-year-old Hannah's spell from the start. Who wouldn't love and relate to a poor little orphan girl in an era of class distinction...a strange little girl who sees faint tracings of "scales" on her feet and leaves …
review by . November 18, 2009
Hannah has lived in the Boston Home for Little Wanderers all her life. As the other orphan girls dream of being the long, lost daughter of a wealthy family whom they will eventually be reunited with and live happily ever after, Hannah has never had such dreams. Instead, all she dreams of is the sea... the salt water, the sea breeze, a cottage to live in with a view of the ocean. She has always been different from the other girls and they have definitely made her feel the outcast. As she reaches …
review by . August 27, 2009
Hannah has always felt like she doesn't belong. Others sense it too and sometimes steer clear of her. But Hannah's difference is not something she can control. She never wanted to become seriously ill when she was away from the ocean, and she has no idea why she seems to leave salt everywhere and has a faint trace of scales on her skin. But while these strange characteristics are intriguing, they're also dangerous; should anyone else discover Hannah's true nature, she would become a permanent outcast. …
review by . August 25, 2009
Hannah is an orphan, and for as long as she can remember has lived at the Boston Home for Little Wanderers. Unlike her peers, whose dreams take place on land, Hannah dreams of the sea, and of living in a small cottage and swimming in the water all day long. But at age fifteen, she is turned away from the Home, and after a disastrous trip on the orphan train, is found a position as a scullery maid in a fine home in Boston. There, near enough to the sea, Hannah is able to live quietly. But one of …
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