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By Katherine Rundell

Even a lifestyles at the untamed plains of Africa can’t arrange Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding university during this gorgeous and lyrical novel from the writer of Rooftoppers, which Booklist referred to as “a excellent adventure.”

Wilhelmina Silver’s global is golden. residing half-wild on an African farm along with her horse, her monkey, and her ally, on a daily basis is gorgeous. but if her house is offered and may is shipped away to boarding tuition in England, the area turns into impossibly tough. Lions and hyenas are not anything in comparison to packs of vicious schoolgirls. the place can a lady run to in London? and may she have the braveness to survive?

From the writer of the “witty, inventively poetic” Rooftoppers comes an totally attractive tale that’s certain to be precious.

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A few Jimmy Lee and their Stone were playing a God a traveling evangelist blocks from the church, Jerry Lee little friends game with a stick Mack and Huey P. and a can. Suddenly they heard a loud howling scream cut through the quiet fore- noon. Jimmy Lee recognized the scream as his mother's own, and he flushed. The other boys ran toward the church to investigate, but Jimmy Lee demurred and instead ran 44 home to hide. HELLFIRE When Jerry Lee arrived at the white church, he saw and little heard things he could never forget.

And Maudine Calhoun went outside to play. Junior and Maudine walked along the ditch by the side of the Jonesville Highway. Junior was not quite nine years old, in the kitchen of the 37 Nick but Tosches was already known throughout the family and the town it that he had a remarkable gift for singing and writing. walked with his older cousin that afternoon, he song he had written for the next day's As he was singing a Sunday School meeting Assembly of God tent. Maudine was in a more playful mood, and when they came to a trailer-truck that was parked at the and she saw that the driver had at the side of the road, just then entered the cab and was starting the motor, she climbed up on the back of the "Come "No, I'm A car and held to trailer a hanging chain.

It was a very painful, very black voice, the young Jerry Lee had never heard, not even There's a hellhound on my Hellhound on my "That man which trail, hellhound on trail, likes of dream. in a my trail. singin', he sold his soul to the devil," the col- ored boy said. " "Git," said Jerry Lee. "My daddy singin' in told me. You ask 'im. He knew that on that record. They grown up together Greenwood, where I's born. " "Git," said Jerry Lee, feeling his heart hasten. " Jerry Lee said nothing, but began to breathe hard as that voice from beyond the grave seemed to grow louder, blacker, and more painful.

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