The Resource The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman

The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman

Label
The discovery of flight : a novel
Title
The discovery of flight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Glickman
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel sixteen-year-old Libby is writing for Sophie's thirteenth birthday, and Sophie's diary, in which she discusses the deteriorating condition of her older sister. The book's title is also the title of Libby's novel, in which Libby takes the form of a hawk telepathically linked to a girl who, like her sister, is a good artist. Sophie's diary is in fact illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawings. The sicker Libby gets, the more she retreats into her novel and the less she interacts with the outside world. Though the situation is tragic, Sophie's voice is extremely funny and wry. In addition, through her storytelling, Libby becomes a heroic figure rather than a helpless victim. After Libby's death, the girls' mother presents Sophie with the novel and Sophie writes its final chapter, bringing the voices of the two girls together
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1953-
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Glickman, Susan
Dewey number
  • C813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Inanna young feminist series
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  • Sisters
  • Cerebral palsied
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Sisters
  • Cerebral palsied
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12383418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771335140
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12383418
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12383418
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The discovery of flight : a novel, Susan Glickman
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12383418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771335140
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12383418
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12383418
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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