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The Old Country

By Mordicai Gerstein

The Old Country
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  • Hardcover: May 2005,
    144 pages.
    Paperback: Aug 2006,
    144 pages.

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Its richness in language and imagery...will offer layers of inquiry. Children 10+

From the book jacket: From the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal comes a memorable new work, a novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where "all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic -- and there was war." There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shapes. Gisella's quest to get her girl-body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country that has lost its shape. She encounters magic, bloodshed, and questions of power and justice -- until finally, looking into the eyes of the fox once more, she faces a strange and startling choice about her own ...

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