Cartwheeling In Thunderstorms

Cartwheeling in ThunderstormsEight-year-old Will enjoys her adventurous life in Zimbabwe. She enjoys living on an African farm with her best friend Simon and loving father. But when her father passes away, her new guardians send her off to an all-girls’ boarding school in London to learn proper manners and get her “savage” streak out of her. Will has to deal with the challenges of living on her own in a new country where no one seems to understand her. Rundell’s novel illustrates the importance of accepting your differences and finding unforeseen friendships. ema
Title: Cartwheeling In Thunderstorms
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher
: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Copyright: 2014
Original Language
: English
Original Title
: The Savage Girl
Original Publisher
: Faber and Faber Limited 
Original Copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-1-4424-9061-1
Hardcover pages: 248
Age range
: 8-12
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: Zimbabwe and London
Author’s ethnicity
: grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London
Author’s residence
: London
Awards
: 2014 SLJ Best Books for Middle Grade, 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People for Third to Fifth Grade, 2015 Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Award Winner
Subjects: Africa, Boarding schools, Death, London, Orphans, Zimbabwe

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