The Line Tender

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Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart 's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, preparing to swim with a great white, when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have done okay --thanks in large part to her best friend, Fred, and a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a great white --and then another tragedy, cutting short a friendship everyone insists was "meaningful " but no one can tell Lucy what it all meant. To survive the fresh wave of grief, Lucy must grab the line that connects her depressed father, a stubborn fisherman, and a curious old widower to her mother 's unfinished research. If Lucy can find a way to help this unlikely quartet follow the sharks her mother loved, she 'll finally be able to look beyond what she 's lost and toward what 's left to be discovered.

Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780735231603

JLG Release: July 2019

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  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9780735231603

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    Dutton

    Page Count

    384

    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    Dewey Classification

    F

    Lexile

    Level: 710L

    Genre

    Fic


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