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The Secret of the Stone House

by Judith Silverthorne

The Secret of the Stone House

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12-year-old Emily travels back in time again in this sequel, to discover a secret locked in her grandmother's soon-to-be-sold stone house.

Twelve-year-old Emily Bradford travels back in time to discover a secret about her grandmother's stone house. She also learns how to accept her parents' divorce and change her relationship with her mother.

Times are hard for Emily Bradford. Her beloved Grandmother Renfrew has died and her mother can't afford to keep the family's beautiful old stone farmhouse. Emily and her mom, Kate, are driving to the house to help auction off its contents.

At the same time, Emily's parents are divorcing and Emily fears her father won't have time for her any more. And her mom's driving her crazy with her obsessively organized and bossy ways.

But Emily has a wonderful secret. She's learned to travel into the past - to the time her forebears were building the stone house. She sees her grandmother as a child and becomes friends with her great-uncle Geordie as a boy of twelve.

In the past, Emily learns to understand her mother better and discovers a powerful secret contained in the old house - a secret that will help her explore her family's roots in Scotland. And she may even have a way to keep the stone house in the family.

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ISBN
9781550503258
eISBN
9781550508857
Size
5.25" x 7.5" 224 pages
Ages:
9+
Price
8.95 CDN; 7.95 USD
E-Book Price
CDN; USD
Categories
Juvenile Novel Tradepaper 9+
Author
Judith Silverthorne
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About the Author

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Regina-based writer. She is the author of seven novels for young readers with Coteau books, including: The Secret of Sentinel Rock, The Secret of the Stone House, Dinosaur Hideout, Dinosaur Breakout, Dinosaur Stakeout and Dinosaur Blackout. Her latest title, The Secret of the Stone Circle, is being released in spring 2010.

Two of her novels for young readers have won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature. Her titles have received the "Our Choice" designation from the Canadian Children's Book Centre, while her first book, The Secret of Sentinel Rock, was also nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Writing for Young People.

As a freelance writer, she has written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines. During the last few years she has also worked as an editor, researcher, curator, scriptwriter, and a television documentary producer. She also does writing workshops and film classes, and does extensive author presentations and workshops.

Judith Silverthorne has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings, and it is the source of much of her material. She has recently returned from extensive travelling and teaching English to foreign students and currently teaches at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina and is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Regina's Fine Lifestyles. Visit Judith Silverthorne online at judithsilverthorne.ca or dinosaurbooks4kids.com

www.judithsilverthorne.ca

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Awards

Finalist – Children's Literature Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards

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