Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk audiobook

Beyond the Bright Sea

By Lauren Wolk
Read by Jorjeana Marie

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- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction -  From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year. An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Parents’ Magazine Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace.” –The Wall Street Journal ★ “Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine.” —Publishers Weekly ★ “Beautiful, evocative.” —Kirkus  The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family.  Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar. Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.

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Summary

Summary

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - 

From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.

An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Parents’ Magazine Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

“The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace.” –The Wall Street Journal
★ “Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine.” —Publishers Weekly
★ “Beautiful, evocative.” —Kirkus 

The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. 

Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.

Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.

Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic. Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author
The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters. Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax
Heart-wrenching, Lyrical.  New York Public Library Biblio File blog
Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty. The New York Times Book Review
"This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn't flinch. People"[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written.
★ "The tension builds and never lets up. The Horn Book, starred review
★ "Perfectly pitched to be used in classrooms in conjunction with To Kill a Mockingbird. Booklist, starred review
★ "Wolk movingly expresses Annabelle’s loss of innocence through the honest, clear voice of her protagonist. Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "The narrative is powerful, complex, and lifelike . . . a truly moving debut. School Library Journal, starred review
This is the story of a girl trying to discover who she is and who she wants to be, but it is also a fast-paced thriller with kidnapping and buried treasure, a murderous escaped convict, and a shipwreck. Crow, Osh and Miss Maggie are wonderful characters, quirky and lovable and real. The lessons Crow learns about people and herself are profound. The sea crashes, and the smell of salt and fish and ocean spray will make you feel drenched as you read. The writing is fabulous. Historical Novel Society  
A sweeping work self-discovery and love, Beyond the Bright Sea is thought-provoking and pitch-perfect in every way. The Times Herald
★ “Creating mystery and suspense in an unusual setting, Newbery Honor–winner Wolk spins an intriguing tale of an orphan determined to find her roots, set in the 1920s…. Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine with a strong intuition, who pieces together the puzzle of her past while making profound realizations about the definition of family. Publishers Weekly, starred review
The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace. The Wall Street Journal
Be warned, once you pick up Beyond the Bright Sea, you won’t be able to put it down...Lauren Wolk's writing is at once lyrical and fraught with danger and suspense, as Crow follows her instincts to hunt down a past that has eluded her and face an unknown future. NPR’s Best Books of the Year
“Narrator Jorjeana Marie expresses all the youthful longing of twelve-year-old Crow…[and] the fierce love of these guardians…Marie melds conflict and tenderness beautifully in this tale of family and belonging. The author’s brief postscript expresses her caring for place, history, and characters. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
★ “The mysteries—and the words that describe them—are compelling enough to send readers to the islands for years to come. A beautiful, evocative sophomore effort from Newbery honoree Wolk. Kirkus, starred review
A beautiful tapestry of pirate-treasure adventure, suspense, a search for family, and warm family bonds that’ll keep the pages turning and the heartstrings tugging. Common Sense Media  
★ “Wolk has a keen sense for the seaside landscape, skillfully mining the terror the ocean can unleash as a furious nor’easter heightens tension in the novel’s climax. Booklist, starred review
[A] hauntingly beautiful sea song of a historical novel.... As Crow searches for clues to her origins, this soulful book turns into a riveting adventure. Scholastic Teacher  
★ “A stellar story full of heart, action, and emotion that will make readers feel like they are a part of Crow’s family. School Library Journal, starred review
“Mystery and suspense in an unusual setting…an intriguing tale of an orphan determined to find her roots…Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine with a strong intuition, who pieces together the puzzle of her past while making profound realizations about the definition of family.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Every chapter in the book has a new mystery to be solved…The mysteries—and the words that describe them—are compelling enough to send readers to the islands for years to come. A beautiful, evocative sophomore effort from Newbery honoree Wolk.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Wolk

Author Bio: Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of novels for adults and young adults.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English