Dancing in the Rain
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Dancing in the Rain

By Lynn Joseph
US$ 7.99
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Book Description

Twelve year-old Elizabeth is no normal girl. With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life, she lives every moment to the fullest. Yet, her joyful world crumbles around her when two planes bring down the Twin Towers and tear her family apart. Thousands of miles away, yet still touched by this tragedy, Elizabeth is swimming in a sea of loss. She finally finds hope when she meets her kindred spirit in 8 year-old Brandt and his 13 year-old brother, Jared

Brandt and Jared, two boys as different as Oreos and milk and just as inseparable, arrive on the island to escape the mushroom of sorrow that bloomed above their lives in the wake of the tragedy. Elizabeth shows them a new way to look at the world and they help her to laugh again. But can Elizabeth and Brandt help their families see that when life brings you showers of sadness, it's okay to dance in the rain?

Set against the dazzling beauty of the Dominican Republic, Dancing in the Rain explores the impact of the tragic fall of the Twin Towers on two Caribbean families. It is a lyrical, well-crafted tale about finding joy in the face of loss.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • Brandt: floating in the sky
  • Elizabeth: song of the mermaid
  • Brandt: fire, fire burning bright
  • Elizabeth: only one wish
  • Brandt: everything break
  • Elizabeth: trapped in a box
  • Brandt: the story of everything
  • Elizabeth: it's too late
  • Brandt: in the beginning ...
  • Elizabeth: The world is crazy
  • Brandt: there is sadness ...
  • Elizabeth: the vanishing point
  • Brandt: then there is choas
  • Elizabeth: missing papi
  • Brandt: and nothing changes
  • Elizabeth: the boy on the cliff
  • Brandt: meeting elizabeth
  • Elizabeth: tío’s gift
  • Brandt: the laughing cliff
  • Elizabeth: the magical moonbeans
  • Brandt: hope in a vase
  • Elizabeth: a pebble in a hurricane
  • Brandt: and then silence covered all ...
  • Brandt: grandfather's story
  • Brandt: thinking and thinking and thinking ...
  • Elizabeth: you have to believe
  • Elizabeth: everything is better than food
  • Brandt: and then there’s the plan ...
  • Elizabeth: the poem
  • Brandt: there is hope
  • Elizabeth: love and flan and friends
  • Brandt: and finally, there is joy ...
  • About the Author
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