The Resource I'll be watching, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)

I'll be watching, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)

Label
I'll be watching
Title
I'll be watching
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Porter
Title variation
Ill be watching
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else's business. Everyone knows that the Loney family has been barely hanging on -- the father, George, reduced to drink and despair since the loss of his farm and the death of his wife, Margaret. That the four Loney children do not get along with George's second wife, the pious, bitter Effie. Then George dies in a drunken stupor -- locked out, it seems, by Effie to freeze to death on his own doorstep. Effie takes off with a traveling Bible salesman, and it looks as though the children are done for. Who's to save them when everyone is coping with their own problems -- the lingering depression and the loss of the town's young men to the Second World War. Yet somehow the children find a way, under the watchful eye of their ghostly parents and through the small kindnesses of a few neighbors, but mostly by dint of their own determination and ingenuity. This is an extremely powerful novel about children at risk because of adult hypocrisy, indifference, self-interest and outright immorality, all cloaked in a self-righteous exterior. In the end they redeem their own lives by drawing good people to them and by rising to the occasion themselves. And when they at last are able to leave Argue, they do so together, as a family looking ahead to a future of promise and hope
Summary
Life isn't easy for four orphaned children living on their own in a small prairie town in the 1940s.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10015167
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Pamela
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Families
  • Orphans
  • Canada
  • Saskatchewan
Target audience
adult
Label
I'll be watching, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11379827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554981748
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11379827
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
I'll be watching, Pamela Porter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11379827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554981748
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11379827
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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