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Julia and the shark / Kiran Millwood Hargrave ; with Tom de Freston.

My name is Julia. This is the story of the summer I almost lost my mum, and found a shark older than trees. Don't worry though, that doesn't spoil the ending.
Ten-year-old Julia loves the mysteries of the ocean and marine biology, just like her scientist mother. Her family is spending the summer on a remote island where her mom is searching for the elusive Greenland shark, a creature that might be older than the trees, and so rare that it’s only been seen a few times. But the ocean is reluctant to give up its secrets, and Julia tries not to worry as her mother returns disappointed at the end of each day. Determined to prove that the shark is real, Julia sets off on a quest to find it herself, armed with a set of coordinates, a compass, and her trusty rain jacket. She soon realizes that there are some journeys you shouldn’t go on alone. As Julia comes face to face with the dark and wondrous truths of the sea, she finds the strength to leave the shark in the depths and kick up towards the light.

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  • ISBN: 145494868X
  • ISBN: 9781454948681
  • Physical Description: 191 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square Kids, 2023.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Bipolar disorder > Juvenile fiction.
Children of mentally ill mothers > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Summer > Juvenile fiction.
Parent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Greenland shark > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library J HARGRAVE, KIRAN (Text) 34455007006469 Juv Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library jY (Text) 33062009824435 New Juv Middle Reader Available -

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