Sarah Crossan The Weight of Water


Code 9781526606907
A stunning new package and branding for the incomparable, multi-award-winning, and Laureate na nOg, Sarah Crossan. The Weight of Water was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2013 and was the winner of the Eilis Dillon Award for a first children's book.
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Author: Sarah Crossan

Date Published: 02-May-2019

Sometimes I want to tear off my clothes. And show them I'm the same. Underneath. Maybe better.Life is lonely for Kasienka. She misses her old home in Poland, her mother's heart is breaking, and at her new English school friends are scarce. But when someone new swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there is more than one way to stay afloat. This stunning novel from multi-award-winning author Sarah Crossan explores how to pick up the pieces when everything you know is turned on its head and you have to start all over again.

About the Author
Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at the University of Cambridge. Sarah Crossan won the 2016 CILIP Medal, the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year Award and many other prizes for her novel One. Sarah is the current Laureate na nOg. @SarahCrossan
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Poignant, powerful, just perfect * Cathy Cassidy *
Succinct, with a gentle lyricism, the poems are telling about immigration, prejudice, self-delusion, families and first love, on the way to a life-changing conclusion * Sunday Times Book of the Week *
This poetic novel is sheer perfection - for adults as well as for teenagers. Being in Kasienka's head, the reader gains a new understanding of how alienation feels. I loved it * Irish Examiner *
A compellingly beautiful, utterly seductive debut novel ... Do not miss it, and press it upon your friends and acquaintances * The Scotsman *
You've entered the young Polish girl's voice with a heartfelt conviction. I felt like I was watching a movie of her life in present time and at the same time sharing in what's happening inside her head. What I especially like is that nothing is overstated, but there are so many pregnant issues there - prejudice, migration, language bias - but what's so disarming and charming is the way the girl reveals her inner self with a poetic and resonant simplicity * John Agard *

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