Cosy Walker is having a difficult time. Her mum has gone into hospital and Cosy has been sent to stay with foster parents. Cosy has a hard time settling in, until she makes a startling discovery: her room is haunted.
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Ure has created an unusually clever approach to the idea of a warp in time. When Cosy must go to a foster home until her mother is well again, she is distraught. She's unable to study properly and fears she will lose her high school scholarship. One night, through her tears, she imagines that she sees a young girl from an earlier time studying at her desk. Narrator Kim Hicks beautifully introduces Cosy and her temporary family, along with those from her past. The story is completely believable and moving as Cosy and her ghost friend ACTUALLY meet as the story closes. A winning choice for children coping with a mentally ill parent. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 5-9–When her mother is hospitalized and she is placed in foster care on the first day at her new school, scholarship student Cozy Walker is distraught. An introspective and quiet only child, Cozy is accustomed to taking care of her agoraphobic mother. The working class Wrigleys are kind foster parents, but Cozy doesn't get on with the two boisterous girls who are also staying with "Auntie" and "Gov." Jemma and Jade tease Cozy about her upper class accent, fancy school, and intelligence. Cozy sees the "ghost" of a girl named Kathleen who lives in the World War II era in her room, and the girl can see her as well. Cozy is comforted by Kathleen's diary entries, which give her the courage to stand up for herself as she adjusts to her new circumstances, makes friends, excels at school, and learns about life during World War II. Narrator Kim Hicks uses unique voices and accents for each character in the well-paced recording of British author Jean Ure's novel. A lot of British slang is used, but most of it will be understood in context. This book compassionately addresses the issues of foster care and the affect of a parent's mental illness on children. A nice addition to middle school collections.–Alexa E. Newman, Poplar Creek Public Library District, Streamwood, IL
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Descrizione libro BBC Audiobooks, 2005. Audio CD. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0754066673
Descrizione libro BBC Audiobooks, 2005. Compact Disc. Condizione libro: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.75x7.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0754066673