The Grave

Title

The Grave

Authors

James Heneghan

Illustrator

Groundwood works

Publisher

Groundwood works

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780888994141

Pages

236 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Thirteen-year-old Tom, an unhappy foster child in Liverpool, falls into a massive open grave and is transported to Ireland in 1847, where he finds himself in the midst of the deadly potato famine.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

810L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Foster Care; foster home; foster families; foster parents; foster siblings

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2001, Winner
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2001, Winner
White Ravens Award, 2001, Winner, Canada

Keywords

England; Liverpool; Ireland; time travel; friendship; identity; mass grave; Catholic school; historical; potato famine

Diversity Impact

direct

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