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Beautiful Blue World

Authors: LaFleur, Suzanne
Lexile: 540,
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV013000, JUV016080, JUV036000
ISBN: 9780307980335, Related ISBNs: 0307980324, 0307980332, 0375990895, 0385743009, 0735286639
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Beautiful Blue World is a thrilling and moving story of children who become the key to winning a war.
 
Sofarende is at war. For twelve-year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors, and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they’ll be all right.
 
But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.
 
This touching and suspenseful novel is a brilliant reimagining of war, where even kindness can be a weapon, and children have the power to see what adults cannot.


Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit
ILA-CBC Choices Reading Lists, Teacher’s Choice
Junior Library Guild Selection
Nominated for multiple state awards
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