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Listening for Lions

Whelan, Gloria (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.
Authors: Whelan, Gloria
Title: Listening for lions
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 194, [5] p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.
Audience: Grades 5 and up.
Ages 10 and up.
900
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 57 10070
Reading Counts RC 65 10130
ISBN: 0060581743
0060581751
9780060581756
006058176X
9780060581763
Statement of Responsibility: Gloria Whelan
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]).
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 7.0 Quiz: 89524.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 13.0 Quiz: 37060 Guided reading level: X.
Subject Headings: Self-realization Juvenile fiction. Orphans Juvenile fiction. Physicians Juvenile fiction. Self-realization Fiction. Orphans Fiction. Physicians Fiction. Africa, East History 20th century Juvenile fiction. Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Juvenile fiction. Africa, East History 20th century Fiction. Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Self-realization
Orphans
Physicians
Self-realization
Orphans
Physicians
LCCN: 2004020844
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May 12, 2014
  • meag20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I fell in love with innocent Rachel and I loved this book! Interesting plot and the author really makes you think about how greedy the human nature is. Cute book with lots of interesting plot twists. A must read!

Mar 26, 2014
  • NorthernRose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This story gives the reader a wonderful glimpse into eastern Africa in the early 20th century. Although the story is fictional, the author drew on the memories of a missionary physician and his wife who served in Rwanda for many years. The result is an enchanting story that I found difficult to set down. A great read for anyone 10 years and older.

Jun 02, 2010
  • Bells rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After losing her missionary parents to an influenza epidemic in Africa, Rachel is manipulated into assuming another girl's identity to satisfy the girl's greedy parents. She journeys to England, dreaming of the day she can be herself again, and of the day she can return to Africa.

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May 12, 2014
  • meag20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A young girl is left an orphan after her missionary parents die of influenza during the influenza epidemic. Naïve Rachel is caught in a trap in which she is sent to England pretending to be someone else to meet her new identity's grandfather as he dies. Her pretend parents want her to swindle money from him, but Rachel falls in love with the sick old man and refuses. Determined to return back to Africa to continue her parents mission and determined to take care of her 'grandfather' Rachel is tossed and turned about being forced to lie and go where few women in the early 20th century ever dared to do - become a doctor.

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