Alek

The Children of Crow Cove Series (Volume 4)

Bodil Bredsdorff

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A little boy called Doup once came to live in Crow Cove, a little community nestled by the sea. Now he's ready to go by his birth name, Alek, and discover his own place in the world. Alek’s journey takes him to the fishing village of Last Harbor, where he lives with his bitter older brother, works at an inn—and rescues a beautiful girl from ship wreckers who have killed her family. Murder, romance, and the eternal cycle of life and death all play a role in the exciting conclusion to the acclaimed Children of Crow Cove series.   

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A mass of driftwood floated down the desolate shore. The waves pushed and shoved the ribs and staves and threw the wood toward land only to pull it out again.
The wood floated by a small cove with a few whitewashed houses and then farther along the stony beach. A split oar was thrown off course and all the way in to the water’s edge, where it was seized and flung to higher ground beyond the reach of the waves.
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The boy who had taken the oar from the sea dried his hand on his pants leg before he stuck it into his pocket again.

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Praise for Alek

"...immensely satisfying…”--School Library Journal

"Bredsdorff’s imagery is so precise and eloquent that each line of text reads like poetry.”--Horn Book

“Bredsdorff knows how to fulfill the previous novels’ promise, turning her wayward individuals into a vigorous, vibrant community. “--Kirkus


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ALEK by Bodil Bredsdorff, Elizabeth Kallick Dyssegaard | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of ALEK . The Children of Crow Cove quartet comes to a natural conclusion in this stately, careful finale.
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Bodil Bredsdorff

Bodil Bredsdorff is the author of many books for children, including the Children of Crow Cove Series:  The Crow-Girl, a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable; Eidi, a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book; and Tink. Bodil Bredsdorff lives in Hundested, Denmark.

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374312695
ISBN10: 0374312699
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$16.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780374123451
ISBN10: 0374123454
Middle-Grade Fiction144 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$7.99
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