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Grace Hardcover – 31 Oct 1991

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Children's Books; First Edition edition (31 Oct 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670838209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670838202
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.3 x 22.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,808,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Grace 1 April 2000
By Brandi D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: School & Library Binding
"Grace" is the captivating tale of a young woman who risks her life to save the lives of passengers of the Forfarshire who are stranded on a rock not far from her family's lighthouse. "Grace" is based on the true story of Grace Darling, and Ms Walsh does a tremendous job with filling in details and adding feeling to her story. Although Ms Walsh's additions are fictional, they are also extremely realistic, and I am sure much the same as Grace's were. Ms Walsh also captures her audience and keeps them in the palm of her hand throughout the story.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Overall, pretty good! 20 July 2001
By Kate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Grace, by Jill Paton Walsh, was another one of those illustrious titles on my seventh-grade summer reading list. I bought it, and picked it up just 2 days ago to read for a discussion. Though I had heard things about it being "slow", "boring", and "confusing", I found none of these to be true. I whipped through the book in 2 days flat and was amazed at this heart-warming tale of heroism. Grace Darling, a 22-year-old daughter of a lighthouse keeper, was on the morning watch one stormy day when she sighted the wreck of the Forfarshire. She and her father rescued the survivors of the wreck, and Grace became a national hero. In this telling of the tale, the author weaves fact with fiction to tell a truly believeable tale of a young lady who, against all odds, saved 9 lives. The novel also tells the tale of Grace's life after the rescue- suddenly flung into the public eye of Great Britain. This book is a great read for young adults, and I reccommend it to all!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great book for ages 10 on! 13 Mar 2003
By bianca - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read this book for a school project, and once I'd read the 1st chapter I couldn't put it down! The story is set in 1838, in England. Grace Darling is a 22 year old woman living with her parents in Longstone Lighthouse. One day Grace spots a wreck of the "Forfarshire," despite the troublesome storm Grace abd her father set out to save the recks survivors. Little did they know that the road after this one act of heroism wouldn't be smooth. It would be bumpy filled with fame, fortune, but many acts of jealousy and misunderstandings! This book is a excellent example showing money is not everything! A great read!!
Well Written 11 Dec 2001
By mbennett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am an adult who is an avid reader of young adult books. Grace was by far the best book I have read in a long time. It is well written. It captivates one's attention every step of the way. The language is seemingly realistic for the era and yet totally understandable. It is a great historical novel because it transports you back in time. You are never reminded that the author had to change this or that to make it comprehensible to the reader. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
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