The Last Song

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Pub Date 10 Apr 2012 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2012

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Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and burnings. After all, her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn’t know that her family’s Jewish roots may be a death sentence. When her father is arrested by Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, she makes a desperate plan to save his life – and her own.
 
Once again, master storyteller Eva Wiseman brings history to life in this riveting and tragic novel.

Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and...


Advance Praise

Praise for Eva Wiseman’s PUPPET:

WINNER OF THE LOUIS L. LOCKSHIN AND BRENDA FREEDMAN AWARD
WINNER OF THE MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD

“The tension builds to the trial scenes, and the climax is electrifying with its public drama on the witness stand and the heartbreak between Morris and his dad. Adults will want this, too.” – Starred Review, Booklist

Praise for Eva Wiseman's KANADA:

WINNER OF THE GEOFFREY BILSON HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD IN CHILDREN'S TEXT
FINALIST FOR THE McNALLY ROBINSON BOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD IN YOUNG ADULT
FINALIST FOR THE BC STELLAR BOOK AWARD

“…Wiseman has not spared the reader the awful reality of the concentration camp. In simple and direct language, Wiseman reveals the intricate dance of death at Auschwitz without sensationalizing the experience or objectifying Jutka. The naïve reader is gently but firmly guided through a Holocaust narrative that both informs and illuminates. We should not spare our children the knowledge of the depths of human cruelty and indifference. For while it seems a forlorn hope that learning history will stop us from repeating it (Rwanda, Bosnia, Sudan), we can hope that these stories will inspire our children to courage and action if – when – their moment of truth arises.” – The Globe and Mail

Praise for Eva Wiseman’s PUPPET:

WINNER OF THE LOUIS L. LOCKSHIN AND BRENDA FREEDMAN AWARD
WINNER OF THE MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD

“The tension builds to the trial scenes, and...


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