Friday, June 09, 2006

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

Whelan, Gloria.
New York : HarperCollins, 2005.
IL 5-8, RL 6.0
ISBN 0060581743
Rachel loves her life in Africa but that is all about to change. Her missionary parents die in the 1919 influenza epidemic and leave Rachel with no family and no prospects. Befriended by neighbors, Rachel is tricked into impersonating their daughter and traveling to England where she will meet "Grandfather" and try to pursuade him to reinstate the neighbors in his will. But Rachel hates the idea of tricking the old man and she misses Africa terribly. What can she do to make things right?