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Nine Open Arms

Author: Benny Lindelauf; Dasha Tolstikova; John Nieuwenhuizen
Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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When the Boon family moves into an old, ramshackle house at the very edge of a small town in the Netherlands, Oma Mei, the grandmother of seven motherless children, relates the house's remarkable origin in the 1860s.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Novels
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benny Lindelauf; Dasha Tolstikova; John Nieuwenhuizen
ISBN: 9781592701469 1592701469
OCLC Number: 879851561
Notes: "First published in 2004 in Dutch in the Netherlands by Em. Querido's Uitgeverij B.V. as Negen Open Armen."
Awards: Batchelder Award Honor, 2015
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 256 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 NINE OPEN ARMS --
How the House Got Its Name --
Gruesome Treasure --
The Tomb in the Cellar --
The Opposite of Worrying [1] --
Disasters --
More Disasters --
The Curse of the Wandering Disk --
Hibernation --
The Opposite of Worrying [2] --
A Table Full of Better-Luck-Next-Time Cigars --
More Riddles --
They're Just Beds --
The Secret of the Hedge --
Waiting for Pigs to Fly --
Something to Loosen His Tongue --
Discovered! --
A Long Road --
pt. 2 NIENEVEE FROM OUTSIDE THE WALLS --
Ask If She Was Welcome --
Ask Who Was Given a Townies' Welcome --
Ask Who Should Know Her Place --
Ask Who Could Set Fire to Water --
Ask Who Built Her a House --
Ask Who Waited --
pt. 3 THE WANDERER OF SJLAMMBAMS SAHARA --
Townies' Welcome --
Ten Open Arms --
A Homesick Saint --
Restless --
The Order --
The Virgin Mary in an Armchair --
Squeak-Creak --
Disappeared --
In a Tangle of Arms and Legs --
No Sjiethoes --
The Wanderer of Sjlammbams Sahara --
Fight --
Windblown Memories --
Tell Me Why --
Two Drops of Water --
One Foot.
Other Titles: Negen Open Armen.
Responsibility: Benny Lindelauf ; translated from the Dutch by John Nieuwenhuizen ; jacket and interior art by Dasha Tolstikova.

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The Boon family story and their indefatigable gallows humor are Lindelauf's literary memorial to those persecuted by history.  Read more...

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A 2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book "Every element of the tale has a purpose, and in the end, the multiple layers of past and present separate and come together in surprising, often discomfiting Read more...

 
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