Hannah

Hannah

Book - 2009
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In 1899, a fifteen-year-old orphan named Hannah obtains employment as a servant in the home of one of Boston's wealthiest families, where she meets a noted portrait painter who seems to know things about her that even she is not aware of, and when she accompanies the family to their summer home in Maine, she feels an undeniable pull to the sea.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2009.
ISBN: 9780439783101
0439783100
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,22 cm.

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camyk2005
Mar 20, 2016

I love this series but the libraries don't hold the fourth book 'The Crossing' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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blue_pony_355
Jan 22, 2016

This book is one of the best I had ever read. I am constantly inspired by Lasky's metaphorical and multifaceted writing, which I'd describe as a deliciously interesting poem.
It is my favoring out of the three, and I think that Lila's character was so incredibly well written, and I felt so inspired by this book.
I am endlessly intrigued by mermaids and fantasy fiction in general, and I wish there was more in this series!

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dancindani101
Sep 06, 2015

loved this book reading the rest of "the daughters of the sea" series. I wish the library would carry the 4th book though its called "the crossing".

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Love_Legolas_111
May 02, 2015

So, I tried reading this once before, but I couldn't get past the boring, slow beginning. But I tried again, and it proved to be more or less interesting. Mermaids...they're not really my thing. I haven't read much about them. Lol, probably the only other thing with mermaids I've read about is in Narnia (where they're only very briefly talked about), and if you count the Little Mermaid. ;D But, this book created them anew for me. My goodness, Lasky's PROSE and DESCRIPTIONS and METAPHORS are GORGEOUS. LIKE, SO GOOD. The way she described what Hannah was feeling, and how the mermaid world was so different from the human world...it was beautiful, interesting, awe-inspiring. The pull of the beautiful unknown of the sea and mermaids was strong throughout the story. Although I do agree with two users below who said that the ending was not satisfying and didn't seem to close things as it should have, this was a well-written book. I do wish we could get a more definite ending. But, all in all, a smooth read. It's definitely not one of my favorites, but it wasn't bad either. However, it didn't really interest me enough to read the next two books. So I won't be continuing the series.

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HGESmithMK
Jul 20, 2014

A good story but it seemed that one or two characters were possessed and the problem of that was not really ever solved, which did not make it quite as enjoyable.

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LenaMao
Jan 05, 2014

Loved it. It's the best out of the three. =D

i saw my friend check it out at our school library she let me look wut it was bout i didnt really care till all my friends started wanting to read it so i thought maybe i should give it a try =D

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emmadragons
Sep 20, 2013

amazing

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merlin4ever
Aug 24, 2013

This was enjoyable, but the ending was too abrupt. :( It was an easy, fast read and It wasn't as good as "Hawksmaid", another book of Kathryn Lasky's.

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fragolina97
Sep 07, 2012

Very predictable. Not much action.

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LenaMao
Aug 18, 2015

Sexual Content: There is kissing!

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LenaMao
Jan 05, 2014

Violence: Lila's cat is way too harsh and violent.

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merlin4ever
Aug 24, 2013

Sexual Content: Just kissing, like twice

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Hannah2001
Jul 20, 2012

Other: I agree Lila is kind of creepy!

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racheltaekema
May 26, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lila is just creepy!!

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racheltaekema
May 26, 2012

Violence: there is some minor violence.

Navy_Cheetah_30 Jun 17, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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camyk2005
Mar 20, 2016

camyk2005 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

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LenaMao
Jan 05, 2014

LenaMao thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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merlin4ever
Aug 24, 2013

merlin4ever thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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123_its_me
Jul 26, 2012

123_its_me thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Hannah2001
Jul 02, 2012

Hannah2001 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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LenaMao
Jan 05, 2014

Hannah Albury is a orphan from Boston' orphanage, Boston's home for little wanderers. The woman that [first] runs it thinks she is not suitable, so she is sent to Kansas [where she is ill] and sent back to the orphanage. The [new] woman says she is simply suitable, and works for a wealthy Boston Family, the Hawleys. She works a scullery girl. Little does she know that danger excitment and a little girl named Ettie will change her life. a fantasy meant for who wants a little spruce in their life.

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racheltaekema
May 26, 2012

Hannah an orphan from boston loves the sea, in fact if she is not by the sea she gets extremly ill, when she is employed as a scullery girl for a wealthy boston family she relises she may not be alone. as the story goes Hannah relises that danger lurks very near. will she make the transformation that will change her life? Fantastic novel must read for all fantasy lovers alike.

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LenaMao
Jan 05, 2014

"There is a moral for everything, if only you can find it."
-Lewis Carroll

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