Johnny Kellock Died Today

Johnny Kellock Died Today

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It's a long, hot Halifax summer in 1959 and twelve-year-old R osalie N orman has aguilty secret. Her no-nonsense, authoritarian mother has broken her ankle--and it'sall R osalie's fault. But news that Johnny, her teenaged cousin, has vanished pushesthe accident from everyone's minds. As R osalie and David--her strange new neighbour--search the city for Johnny, R osalie discovers something about the love and thesecrets that bind her family.A refreshing and talented new voice in young adult fiction, Hadley Dyer hasreceived rave reviews, two awards and several nominations, as well as great sales forJohnny Kellock Died Today, her debut novel.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperTrophyCanada, 2006
ISBN: 9780006395348
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Dye
Characteristics: 151p


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Oct 19, 2013

This YA novel is short but still captures your attention. Rosalie is a bright girl with a very active mind. She is trying to figure out what happened to her cousin Johnny and in so doing we are given snippets of information about her family, enough for us to figure out the details and to appreciate the value of a family. The setting is well integrated into the story, so that anyone who knows the Halifax area will be able to follow Rosalie's travels easily.

samdog123 Jul 11, 2009

Rosalie Norman is having a boring summer in Halifax 1959. But when her cousin Johnny Kellock goes missing she enlists the help of her neighbour David (aka The Gravedigger) to help find him.

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Jul 26, 2008

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Jul 26, 2008

Coarse Language: Some swear words.


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