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Country of Broken Stone

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From the moment that she and her newly-formed family arrive at the isolated old stone house in the north of England, 14-year-old Penelope has a sense of foreboding that is borne out by the events of the following summer.
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published February 1st 1980 by Atheneum Books
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Aurélie
Je n'en garde quasiment aucun souvenir, alors que cela parle d'archéologie et d'aventures... A redécouvrir, peut-être.
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Isolated rural northern England in the summer, with ruin excavation going on nearby - what better setting for mental escape? And as much as I enjoyed exploring the countryside, I was just as invested in the reluctant bonds she formed with her unfamiliar new stepfamily.
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Children's writer Nancy (Barbara) Bond was born in Maryland and was raised in the United Kingdom and Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College in 1966 and a graduate degree from the College of Librarianship in Wales in 1972. She taught at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979 to 2001.

In 1977 Bond received the Newbery
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