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Blaine's Way

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ISBN-10: 155041934X

ISBN-13: 9781550419344

Edition: 2005

Authors: Monica Hughes

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All his life, Blaine has dreamed of being somewhere else. Growing up on a farm during the lean years of the depression, he must be content to watch the trains thunder past his home, count the cars, and pray that one day he will escape his life of poverty. It isn't until World War Two that Blaine sees his chance. He lies about his age, volunteers, and is shipped off to England. A brilliant coming-ofage novel by a master storyteller.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Trifolium Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Monica Hughes was born in Liverpool, England on November 3, 1925. Before joining the Women's Royal Naval Service, she lived in Egypt as a child and went to school in Scotland. During World War II, she worked on breaking German codes. In 1952, she immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began working at Ottawa's National Research Council. She started writing survival stories and science fiction novels for young adults. Her works include the Isis trilogy and Hunter in the Dark. She won numerous awards including the Phoenix Award for literary merit. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. She died from a stroke on March 7, 2003 at the age of 77.