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Cloud and Wallfish

By Anne Nesbet

“An atmospheric page-turner. . . . Edgy, dramatic, and emotionally rich historical fiction that provides a vivid look into an extraordinary moment in history.” — The Horn Book (starred review)

One ordinary day, Noah’s parents tell him his name isn’t really Noah, his birthday isn’t really in March, and his new home is going to be East Berlin — on the other side of the Iron Curtain. East Germany seems the least likely place in the world for a kid from America with a lot of secrets of his own (and an Astonishing Stutter) to make a friend, but then Noah meets Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives one floor down. Noah and Cloud-Claudia have only a half-imaginary map and a shared fondness for codes and puzzles to guide them in a world where walls — and the Wall — are closing in.

  • Publishing in paperback simultaneously with the hardcover edition of The Orphan Band of Springdale, a new historical novel from the author, this is a gripping and moving novel in the vein of When You Reach Me
  • Perfect for classroom reads, in addition to being a gripping story this is a great resource for units on the Cold War or for discussions about modern totalitarian and/or socialist regimes
  • Should appeal to both boys and girls, particularly to fans of spy stories, historical novels, or kids looking for books featuring characters with special needs (the main character has a significant speech impediment)

About the author

Anne Nesbet is the author of The Orphan Band of Springdale, among several other novels for young readers. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ISBN: 9781536201833
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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