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Twelve-year-old Dovey Coe never did like Parnell Caraway. She didn?t like the way he wooed her older sister. She didn?t like the way he maligned her beloved deaf brother. But while she didn?t like him, she certainly didn?t murder him. All the evidence, however, points to Dovey. Used to protecting everyone else Dovey now has to rely on the ?city? lawyer. She?s not one to sit back when trouble?s brewing, but just this once she might have to?or will she? Printed Pages: 128. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11313
Inhaltsangabe: All the evidence points to Dovey in this courtroom dramaTwelve-year-old Dovey Coe never did like Parnell Caraway. She didn't like the way he wooed her older sister. She didn't like the way he maligned her beloved deaf brother. But while she didn't like him, she certainly didn't murder him. All the evidence, however, points to Dovey. Used to protecting everyone else Dovey now has to rely on the 'city' lawyer. She's not one to sit back when trouble's brewing, but just this once she might have to ... or will she? Age 10+Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar AwardA gritty, moving and accessible mystery suitable for both boys and girls.Click here to read an EXTRACTClick here to download FREE TEACHING RESOURCESTo automatically receive all the latest news on New Windmills, why not sign-up for our Heinemann Literature e-newsletter?
Review: "My name is Dovey Coe, and I reckon it don't matter if you like me or not. I'm here to lay the record straight, to let you know them folks saying I done a terrible thing are liars.... I hated Parnell Caraway as much as the next person, but I didn't kill him."
Twelve-year-old Dovey has never had the slightest problem speaking her mind. But now, faced with a murder trial, she may just have to keep her mouth shut while the slick city lawyer takes care of things. It all started when the wealthy, vain, greedy Parnell takes a notion to win Dovey's older sister, trying to convince her she's too pretty to go off to college. But behind her back, he treats Dovey and her deaf brother Amos like dirt all summer long. Dovey gets in her jabs whenever she can--until the day she finds herself trapped in a back room with an irate, vengeful Parnell. Things don't look too good for Dovey when she comes to and finds her enemy dead on the floor next to her.
Southern courtroom drama, a sassy female protagonist, a misunderstood yet gentle neighborhood character, vicious and narrow-minded villains--sound familiar? Yes, there's a lot of Harper Lee's Scout in Dovey, and Boo Radley in Amos (To Kill a Mockingbird). But Frances O'Roark Dowell's absorbing, readable story of families, prejudice, love, and hate has a life all its own. Dovey is an impeccably drawn heroine, complete with Southern dialect, sturdy self-esteem, and down-home wisdom. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
Titel: Dovey Coe (Series: New Windmills)
Verlag: Cambridge University Press/Heinemann
Auflage: First edition.
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