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Hell and high water, Tanya Landman

Label
Hell and high water
Title
Hell and high water
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Landman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caleb has spent his life roaming southern England with his Pa, little to their names but his father's signet ring and a puppet theater for popular, raunchy Punch and Judy shows - until the day Pa is convicted of a theft he didn't commit and sentenced to transportation to the colonies in America. From prison, Caleb's father sends him to the coast to find an aunt Caleb never knew he had. His aunt welcomes him into her home, but her neighbors see only Caleb's dark skin. Still, Caleb slowly falls into a strange rhythm in his new life . . . until one morning he finds a body washed up on the shore. The face is unrecognizable after its time at sea, but the signet ring is unmistakable: it can only be Caleb's father. Mystery piles on mystery as both church and state deny what Caleb knows. From award-winning British author Tanya Landman comes a heart-stopping story of race, class, family, and corruption so deep it can kill
Summary
Set in eighteenth-century Devon, this is the story of Caleb, the son of a poor puppeteer. When his father is wrongfully accused of theft and sentenced to transportation, Caleb is left all alone in the world. As a mixed race boy living in an age of slavery, he has always been treated with fear and mistrust. Without his father he is more vulnerable than ever, and is forced to seek out his estranged aunt. After a body washes up on a nearby beach, a shattered Caleb finds himself involved in a dastardly plot: a plot that places him and his newfound family in mortal danger
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518822
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landman, Tanya,
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 12-14
  • 830L
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed people
  • False imprisonment
  • Racially mixed people
  • False imprisonment
  • Devon (England)
  • Devon (England)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hell and high water, Tanya Landman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21080055
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763688752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Hell and high water, Tanya Landman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21080055
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763688752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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