Nine Open Arms

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Enchanted Lion Books,
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First American edition.

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

A ghost story, a fantasy, a historical novel, and literary fiction all wrapped into one, this highly awarded novel for young readers begins with the Boon family's move to an isolated, dilapidated house. Is it the site of a haunting tragedy, as one of the daughters believes, or an end to all their worries, as their father hopes? The novel's gripping language, enriched by Yiddish, German, and Dutch dialect, plunges the reader into the world of a large, colorful, motherless family.

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Grouping Title nine open arms
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Grouping Category book
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author Lindelauf, Benny, 1964-
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display_description 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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subject_facet Families -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Netherlands -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction, Netherlands -- History -- Wilhelmina, 1898-1948 -- Juvenile fiction, Romanies -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Nine Open Arms
title_full Nine Open Arms / Benny Lindelauf ; translated from the Dutch by John Nieuwenhuizen ; jacket and interior art by Dasha Tolstikova
title_short Nine Open Arms
topic_facet Families, Grandmothers, History, Romanies, Single-parent families