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The secret summer

The secret summer

Standish, Ali, author

Miranda misses her mum. The mum who used to laugh at her jokes and take her to Disneyworld. But something happened that stopped all that - now Miranda's mum is always hurrying away on another work trip and can barely look Miranda in the eye. So when Miranda is sent to spend the summer on August Isle, where her mum grew up, she is determined to unlock the secrets that are breaking her family apart

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. Bildungsromans. General.
Published London: Orchard, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Ali Standish
ISBN: 1408343681, 9781408343685
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 329 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Ali Standish was raised in North Carolina. She has a BA in English and worked as a teacher and programme administrator in the US Public School system for four years. While teaching, she began an MFA in Children's Writing from Hollins University, from where she will graduate in May. In 2014 she moved to the UK with her Finnish fiancé. She currently lives in Cambridge, England, where she writes, edits, and studies books for children. She also works as a part-time editor at Working Partners. As a teacher, Ali worked with many children who had suffered a loss or trauma and who often turned to stories to help them navigate their grief. THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE was born from those experiences.