The dark light

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1998.
Edition:
First English language edition.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
770L
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When it was discovered that thirteen-year-old Tora has leprosy, she is sent from her family's remote mountain farm to the leprosy hospital in the bustling port of Bergen. In early-nineteenth-century Norway, lepers are quarantined in this hospital and no longer considered among the living. But even as her body gradually fails her, Tora's new life blossoms. She finds strength through helping her fellow patients, both young and old, and she decides to see for herself what the Bible says about leprosy. To do so, she must make friends with the young and angry Mistress Dybendal, the only person at the hospital who can teach her to read. As she did in The Abduction (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year), Mette Newth brings another era vividly to life and demonstrates the timeless nature of the search for identity and tolerance.
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ISBN:
9780374317010
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.9, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
770L
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subject_facetChristian life
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction
Death
Death -- Fiction
Death -- Juvenile fiction
Diseases
Diseases -- Fiction
Diseases -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile works
Leprosy
Leprosy -- Fiction
Leprosy -- Juvenile fiction
Norway
Norway -- Fiction
Norway -- Juvenile fiction
Norwegian author
Norwegian setting
Religious fiction
title_displayThe dark light
title_fullThe dark light / Mette Newth ; translated by Faith Ingwersen
title_shortThe dark light
topic_facetChristian life
Death
Diseases
Leprosy
Norwegian author
Norwegian setting
Religious fiction