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Winter’s End

By: Jean-Claude Mourlevat

After Helen's best friend, Milena, runs away from their prison-like boarding school, Helen learns that she and her schoolmates aren't ordinary orphans. Their parents died fighting against the Phalange, the fascist organization that seized power roughly a dozen years ago. When the Phalange unleashes "the Devils"-dog-men trained to kill runaways-Helen escapes to find Milena.

ISBN: 9780763644505

JLG Release: Feb 2010


Sensitive Areas: Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
Topics: Despotism , Orphans , Runaways , Singing , Resistance movements , Freedom

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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• The novel’s epic sweep spans decades and brings a large cast of characters to life. Major and minor characters have vivid and emotionally gripping back stories.
• Jean-Claude Mourlevat’s prose, as translated by Anthea Bell, is direct and accessible, even as it marries a political critique of fascism with elements of the fantasti

• The novel’s epic sweep spans decades and brings a large cast of characters to life. Major and minor characters have vivid and emotionally gripping back stories.
• Jean-Claude Mourlevat’s prose, as translated by Anthea Bell, is direct and accessible, even as it marries a political critique of fascism with elements of the fantastic.
• “Dog-men” and “horse-people” figure into the book’s most memorable scenes, and their animal aspects arouse horror and pity while effectively commenting on the psychological effects of tyranny.
• Despite the cruel social order against which its protagonists fight, Winter’s End also captures the exhilaration, heartbreak, and tenderness of young love.

Book Details

ISBN

9780763644505

First Release

February 2010

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

432

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.2; Points: 15;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.5; Points: 23;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Topics

Despotism, Orphans, Runaways, Singing, Resistance movements, Freedom,

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