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message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Sheetz | 3 comments Hello!

I am a librarian doing some research for one of my regular kids, who read a book when she was in 4th or 5th grade but only remembers vague bits.

Some details:
written fairly recently, definitely in the 21st century
Plot involves a girl who moves to the East Coast with her mom and (possibly) a younger sibling, She has a severe fear of drowning and almost drowns at some point in the book. She befriends an older Native American gentleman as well.

Unfortunately, that is all she can remember but I told her I'd do some research and try to find it for her. If anyone here recognizes this book, I'd greatly appreciate any help!

Thanks
Rebecca S.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32317 comments Mod
Rebecca, around what year did she read this book?

Where is her father?

Are there fantasy elements?

Does she remember the cover image?

Is the story set in the U.S. or Canada?


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Abby Hastings | 4 comments Is it Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes?


message 4: by Rebecca (last edited Jun 03, 2019 11:47AM) (new)

Rebecca Sheetz | 3 comments Kris wrote: "Rebecca, around what year did she read this book?

Where is her father?

Are there fantasy elements?

Does she remember the cover image?

Is the story set in the U.S. or Canada?"


Hello! So sorry for the late response, I haven't been in my Goodreads account since I posted this!

I just spoke with the girl who asked me to look for the book and she has some answers to your questions:

She read it about 3 or 4 years ago, she doesn't know where the father is but she thinks divorced from the mother, it is real with no fantasy elements, she doesn't remember the cover unfortunately, and it was set in the US possibly Michigan.

Thank you so much for the response and hopefully you can help me out with this!


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Rebecca Sheetz | 3 comments Abby wrote: "Is it Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes?"

No, I asked her and that didn't seem to be the one, thank you though!


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