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The Glass Castle (Our Canadian Girl: Penelope #2)

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In the wake of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, Penny's father must make a decision that will alter all their lives. Faced with the difficulty of finding housing for his three motherless daughters, and worried by the constant threat of disease, Papa reluctantly sends Emily and Maggie to his sister's home in Montreal. Penny, however, must go to live with Grandmama in Montreal ...more
Published (first published September 10th 2002)
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Jun 30, 2016 C. rated it really liked it
It is unprecedented for me not to seek volume I first. I discovered this and since it comprises 90 easy pages, I plunged ahead. I enjoyed Sharon E. McKay's 2002 story, wound around history. Chronology will straighten out when I find the other three. Penny, Emily, and Maggie live in Halifax of 1917, with their Irish immigrant Papa. He sends them to relatives, after the real explosion of that harbour. Fictionally, their house was hit by the disaster and Penny apparently saves her little sisters. V ...more
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Sharon E. McKay was born in 1954 in Montreal, Quebec, and earned a B.A. from York University in 1978. She lives in Prince Edward Island.

* Our Canadian Girl: Penelope
* Charlie Wilcox

Arthur Ellis Award
Best Juvenile (2009): War Brothers - Winner

Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award: Fiction
2002 – Charlie Wilcox – Winner
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Our Canadian Girl: Penelope (4 books)
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  • An Irish Penny (Our Canadian Girl: Penelope, #3)
  • Christmas Reunion (Our Canadian Girl: Penelope, #4)

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