The Golden Day

The Golden Day

Book - 2013
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When their teacher goes missing during an outing, eleven girls grapple with the aftermath in this haunting, exquisitely told psychological mystery.

The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important -- who can they tell about it? In beautifully shimmering prose, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763663995
Branch Call Number: YA DUB
Characteristics: 149 p. ;,22 cm

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You want atmosphere – haunting and haunted. Master Australian storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky weaves the unsettling tale of an illicit field trip that goes horribly wrong in The Golden Day. Eleven little girls, their bohemian teacher and her mysterious lover all go into the seaside cave but only th... Read More »


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martins_mom Apr 22, 2017

A book from the teen section that many adults would enjoy. A popular teacher goes missing, and the code of silence sworn by a small group of girls takes the story in some unusual directions. If you like to get into the minds of adolescents try this.

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librariankaren
Oct 01, 2013

A quiet and chilling read. It is very similar to the movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

There is a great companion Web site that goes along with this book: http://www.thegoldenday.info/

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