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A Single Light

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A deaf and dumb girl growing up in a small Spanish village finds in the church a priceless statue of the Christ Child which becomes the one thing that will not reject her affection.
Paperback, 149 pages
Published 1976 by Bantam (first published 1968)
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Jul 20, 2011 Edy rated it really liked it
A Single Light involves the story of a rejected deaf and mute girl, a researcher, and a town.The characterization of the girl is well done. The despair and frustration that she feels comes through clearly. the themes of the novel include despair, hatred, love, and understanding.

(I read this novel in the 70s when I was taking an adolescent lit. class. The critique came from one I did for the class.)
Jun 17, 2009 Art rated it really liked it
Shelves: disabilities
Disabilities, People, and Life in Spain after the Spanish Civil War.
Anna, is born deaf and dumb to father and Grandfather who see her as only as another mouth to feed and to be used as a goat herder. She finds no love until she goes to the Church in town and finds an object there to love.
Interesting look at disabilities.
Dec 06, 2012 Quirkyreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another quick read. This story was very thought provoking but it didn't go into too much depth.

It is a great story for non readers.
Jun 26, 2007 Willow rated it it was ok
I found this book in a box of abandoned paperbacks. It was fine.
Angela Randall
Jan 08, 2014 Angela Randall rated it it was amazing
good book. it was my first large print book I owned
Feb 21, 2009 Annie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved is currently held together by paperclips
May 09, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it
I loved thisw book when I was a kid.
Mar 20, 2013 Hattie rated it really liked it
This is one of my all time favorite books. I will admit that my opinion on the book is somewhat skewed because it was given to me by my late beloved grandmother. However, the reason this book has such an impact on me even now, is because it was the very first book that made me cry. How could you not connect with a young girl who wants nothing more than to be loved and to experience the comfort of human touch. This book taught me the dangers of mob mentality and the importance of not getting caug ...more
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Maia Wojciechowska was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1927, and later lived in France and England. Eventually, her family moved to the United States.

A writer of books for young readers, in 1964 Maia Wojciechowska wrote the book "Shadow of a Bull", which was named the Newbery Medal winner in 1965.

In 2002 she died of a stroke in Long Beach, New Jersey. She was seventy-four years old.
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