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Missing Sisters

Missing Sisters

  • Title: Missing Sisters
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  • ISBN : 9780689505904
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 152 pages


Twelve year old Alice, an orphan who has never been adopted because of her physical handicap and difficult personality, is shocked to discover she has an identical twin sister living nearby.


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Missing Sisters Reviews (31)

  • This book is about two young girls in 1960 s New York Alice has a hearing loss and a speech impediment, and she lives in a Catholic home for orphans Miami has been adopted into a crowded but happy home Neither of them know about the other, and this book is about them finding each other again.Oh, man [..]

  • This is a very special little gem of a book I thought I knew Gregory Maguire, the man who made me root for the Wicked Witch of the West and understand the stepsisters some called ugly But until now I have never read his children s YA fiction, and Missing Sisters is something unique Maguire s voice h [..]

  • I loved this story for its simplicity, yet sharp insight into the minds of orphaned children who must define love on their own terms, and the challenges faced by the families of various definitions that try to love and nurture them As a Roman Catholic, I also enjoyed the glimpse into the changing Ch [..]

  • had great potential fell short. [..]

  • This was a lovely little book, almost a fantasy, really, because in my experience of Catholic adoption in the 1960 s, there wasn t nearly as much kindness involved for any of the parties The adoptive parents involved were extraordinarily thoughtful and kind, the nuns were unusually sympathetic and u [..]

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