The Lost Girl

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Lark and Iris are twins — identical twins — and they have always done everything together. While they look exactly alike, they really are different in some important ways. Lark is creative, artistic, and messy. Iris is organized, a reader, and tidy. But everything changes when the girls find that in fifth grade they will be in different classes. They argue with their parents and beg to have the principal change things so they can be in class together. Iris is sure she needs to protect her sister. Lark is having a hard time. The girls’ father has to go to London for six months for his job and Mom signs the girls up for separate after-school activities. That is when Iris meets a mysterious man who claims he can help, but he is not what he seems, and danger is suddenly closing in.

Author Anna Ursu has written a magical story of sisterly love and loss and friendship. Her writing is lyrical and the story, though in a contemporary setting, has the feel of an old-fashioned fairy tale. This sweet, beautiful book will engage readers far beyond its intended middle-grade audience.

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Author Anne Ursu
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Walden Pond Press
Publish Date 2019-Feb-12
ISBN 9780062275097
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Issue February 2019
Category Tweens


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