Search Of The Moon King's Daughter

Search Of The Moon King's Daughter

Book - 2002
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Included in one of the 2004 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists

Nominated for the White Pine Reading Program of the Durham District School Board

Gentle Emmaline loves nothing more than books and flowers and her little brother Tommy. Sadly, her idyllic country life in Victorian England comes to an abrupt end when her father dies of cholera. The family is forced to move to a mill town, where Emmaline's mother is dreadfully injured in a factory accident. To ease her pain she takes laudanum and is soon addicted, craving the drug so badly that she sells Tommy into servitude as a chimney sweep in London. Emmaline knows that a sweep's life is short and awful. Small boys as young as five are forced to climb naked into dark chimneys, their bare feet prodded by nail-studded sticks to keep them working. If Tommy is to survive, it is up to Emmaline to find him.

Linda Holeman brings a bygone period to life in a book of serious historical fiction for young adults.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9780887766091
0887766099
9780887765926
0887765920
Branch Call Number: Holme
Characteristics: 309 p.

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Sep 19, 2011

This book brought me to tears, it made me smile, it made my heart ache, and it made me laugh out loud.

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