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Hurricane Child

By Kheryn Callender   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338129304 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.82" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338129328 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.

Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and — worst of all — Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.

But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend — and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.

Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother — before Caroline loses her forever.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Hurricane Child:

 "Writing in Caroline's present-tense voice, Callender draws readers in and makes them identify with Caroline's angst and sorrow and joy and pain. Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

An excellent and nuanced coming-of-age tale with a dash of magical realism” – School Library Journal, starred review