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Author: Gloria Whelan; Robert Crawford
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2001. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First Harper Trophy editionView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Gloria Whelan's National Book Award-winning novel chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Whelan; Robert Crawford
ISBN: 0064408191 9780064408196 0060284544 9780060284541 0060284528 9780060284527 0439329248 0439296919 9780439296915 9780329249045 0329249045 9780439329248 9780756908423 0756908426
OCLC Number: 47976545
Notes: Cover art by Robert Crawford.
Awards: National Book Award, 2000; NYPL Books for the Teen Age, 2001; Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award; Virginia Young Readers Award.
Target Audience: Middle School.; 800
Description: 186 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Gloria Whelan.

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From the Publisher: Gloria Whelan's National Book Award-winning novel chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future. Inspired by a newspaper article about real teenage widows in India today.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-11) Good Permalink

     Koly, a 17 year old girl from India, is forced to leave her family and wed.  After being tricked into marrying a sick husband and forced to live as a widow, Koly must survive and make a life of her own.  This story is truly amazing!  Koly, the main character,...
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