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The Whalebone Theatre

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First American edition.

"An utterly enchanting, immersive novel about an irrepressible young heroine who becomes an undercover agent during World War II-a sparkling debut, by turns heartwarming and heartbreaking. One blustery night in 1928, a whale washes up on the shores of the English Channel. By law, all whales belong to the King, but twelve-year-old Cristabel Seagrave has other plans. She and the rest of the household and their guests-her sister, Flossie (known affectionately as "The Veg"); her brother Digby, the long-awaited heir to Chilcombe manor; Maudie Kitkat, maidservant; Taras, a hot-tempered visiting artist-build a theatre within the whale's skeleton. Cristabel is an orphan, mostly ignored by her feckless step-parents and brisk governesses. But within the Whalebone Theatre, she is fully at home and in charge, and her imagination comes to life. As Cristabel grows into a headstrong young woman, chafing against expectations, World War II rears its head. She and Digby become British secret agents working undercover in Nazi-Occupied France on separate missions-a more dangerous kind of play-acting, it turns out, and one that threatens to tear the family apart. The Whalebone Theatre is a sweeping, transporting, completely irresistible novel, full of warmth and charm, humor and poignancy, passion and adventure-a story of love, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation"--

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Avon Free Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300578992
Checked out
02/25/2023
Dansville Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300644423
In transit
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Geneva Public Library QUINN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301187420
Available
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Lima Public Library MCN FIC QUI (Text)
McNaughton
52139000878796
Checked out
02/23/2023
Newark Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300955731
Checked out
02/13/2023
Ontario Public Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300848132
Available
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Phelps Library Fic Qui (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100509095
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Red Jacket Community Library F QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0105622
Available
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Rose Free Library FIC QUINN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52147300100720
Available
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Sodus Community Library FIC QUI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300584376
Checked out
02/16/2023
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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