A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Aug 2, A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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This sounded much better than it turned out to be.

Family life — Europe — Juvenile fiction. Well, however hard and montmaday it all seems, this author has managed it. After lots of contemporary adult literature, this YA novel felt refreshing. I loved this book. Plus there were carrier pigeons, storms, and Nazi attacks! A highly atmospheric setting on the invented European island of Montmaray and a memorably eccentric cast prove a standout backdrop for this adventure aa in I was instantly captivated by Cooper’s style and I liked Sophie’s voice and character.

One was that the author failed to give a n Sophie and her delightfully quirky family are the last descendents of the royal family of Montmaray, a small, remote and all but abandoned island off the coast of Spain. And then there are all sort of details which do not seem credible, they have inhabited a off-shore island for almost years, but they have no discernible accent brieg evolving language hmph. Sophie is determined to document life on the island, and armed with her trusty journal, she paints us a vivd picture of life within hstory castle, which includes a raving, lunatic King with a penchant for throwing chamber pots about his bedroom, extreme weather conditions, illnesses and dangerous German visitors who trespass onto the island in the pursuit of artifacts.


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She worked as a speech and language pathologist for fifteen years, helping students with learning problems. View all 16 comments. Teens and ‘tweens will be tearing through the novel’s second half by the night light. Sophia understands the kid’s desperation to be ,ontmaray onesself and making things happen, even as she’s the sole family member to want things to stop and happen as they are.

Emma Bering believably voices Sophia’s diary as she deals with her first crush, attempts to understand the political upheaval in Europe, completes her daily chores, and experiences an eerie recurring dream. It is just screaming for an adaptation. This is a book that one should hand to a young girl to introduce her into a world that I’ve already found.

Junior Library Guild : A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

This bbrief is great for anyone looking for a good read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. View all 6 comments. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. On her sixteenth birthday inSophia begins a diary of life in a fictional island country off the coast of Spain, where she is among the last descendants of an impoverished royal family trying to hold their nation together on the eve of the second World War.


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONTMARAY by Michelle Cooper | Kirkus Reviews

I wanted to curl up in the castle and laugh with her too. There was a problem adding your email address. It’s almost lights-out, so I’d better finish. Families — Europe — Juvenile fiction.

When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. Histody 12, Minutes Young Adult Buy.

Books by Michelle Cooper. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island–until two German officers land a boat bruef Montmaray.

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This is an enjoyable, gripping and fascinating rendering that will delight all readers and leave them wanting to hear more. I do remember Henry’s arrival ten years ago, and if you were anything like her, you were a most unattractive histoory, red-faced, loud, and rather smelly.

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual montamray Veronica, and her uncle, the completely mad King John.