By Sharon Creech

ISBN-10: 0060269936

ISBN-13: 9780060269937

ISBN-10: 0061784648

ISBN-13: 9780061784644

ISBN-10: 006440823X

ISBN-13: 9780064408233

ISBN-10: 0330397842

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My moment existence all started while i used to be abducted through whole strangers . . . That the abductors are literally Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no distinction to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, larger referred to as Dinnie--she simply does not are looking to pass. Dinnie's conversant in switch, along with her kinfolk continually relocating for "opportunity"--but while her aunt and uncle whisk her distant to a world university in Switzerland, she's unsure she's able to face this "opportunity" on my own. without notice she reveals herself out of the country, surrounded by means of young children from assorted cultures conversing every type of languages and sharing numerous ideals. domestic and her first existence appear up to now away. yet new friendships and the notable fantastic thing about Switzerland start to unencumber ideas and goals inside of her. Her joys and struggles make up a wealthy tapestry of studies she will locate nowhere else. Switzerland starts to be greater than a brief home--it turns into part of Dinnnie herself, the self she by no means knew she will be. Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's new novel a few younger woman getting to know the great thing about nature, her position on the planet, the price of friendship--and that existence is filled with significant "bloomabilites."

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We stepped out on the platform. Across the street, and down below, the city of Lugano curled around a lake. Two mountains towered over the city, and their shadows fell across the water. The mountains stood dark against the sky, like giant guards. No sign of a prison yet. We climbed into a taxi, which wound its way out of Lugano and up a rolling hill between the mountains and onto the Collina d’Oro, which meant the hill of gold, Uncle Max said, but it wasn’t gold. The hill was green and brown, the road was gray.

Little houses looked as if they were stuck into the side of mountains, planted there, blooming up out of the ground. Aunt Sandy called these little houses chalets. Chalets—it was a smooth word. I said it over and over in my mind: chalets, chalets, chalets. It made me sleepy. The Dreams of Domenica Santolina Doone I was in a box, swaying from side to side. The box was labeled ROBOT and was on wheels and it rushed down tracks which turned into a dinosaur’s spine and then into a river. Through the Alps the train rushed, as if on a mission, urgent and efficient.

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