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The Resource Incantation

Incantation

Label
Incantation
Title
Incantation
Statement of responsibility
by Alice Hoffman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman tears a page from history and melds it with mysticism to create a spellbinding, highly acclaimed tale about the persecution of Jewish people during the sixteenth century.Estrella is a Marrano: During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one of a community of Spanish Jews living double lives as Catholics. And she is living in a house of secrets, raised by a family who practices underground the ancient and mysterious way of wisdom known as kabbalah. When Estrella discovers her family's true identity—and her family's secrets are made public—she confronts a world she's never imagined, where new love burns and where friendship ends in flame and ash, where trust is all but vanquished and betrayal has tragic and bitter consequences.Winner of numerous "best book" citations and infused with the rich context of history and faith, Incantation is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance that Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry described as "Magical and spellbinding...Painful and exquisitely beautiful."
Summary
During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Children's/YA Literature Literature Award, 2007.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
148528
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Alice
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Incantation
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316138017
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Incantation
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316138017
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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