Just a girl

Just a girl
French, Jackie
  • Item Type: Book - JUNIOR F
  • Published: 2018
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Description

Who was Mary of Nazareth, the most famous woman in all of history? In 72 AD, as the Roman army pillages Judea and destroys their village, killing and enslaving its inhabitants, fourteen-year-old Judith hides with her younger sister, her great-grandmother Rabba and an unwilling goat in a cave used for storage. Judith is 'just a girl', but her skills will save them - and help escaped Roman slave Caius survive as well. Wolves and humans threaten them all during that long, icy winter, but there are feasts of stored, and scavenged food to enjoy as they listen to Rabba tell stories of her youth; of her wealthy marriage in Jerusalem and her life in Nazareth as a child. But there is one story Rabba will not tell, no matter how much they coax her. It is the story of Maryiam, her beloved friend who faced the scandal and shame of an unwed pregnancy and the anguish of seeing her son crucified. Yet the example of the woman Maryiam, who showed how pain and humiliation can become the most joyous story in the world, will give Judith and her younger sister and Caius the courage to step beyond their refuge. Because like Judith, 'Maryiam of Nazareth' was never 'just a girl'.

Related Subjects

Girls--Juvenile fiction.
Great-grandmothers--Juvenile fiction.
Unmarried mothers--Juvenile fiction.
Grief--Juvenile fiction.
Stories beyond stereotypes
Children's stories.

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Belgrave Library Book JUNIOR F On Shelf - Junior Fiction
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Healesville Library Book JUNIOR F On Loan - Due 27-11-2019
Realm Library Book JUNIOR F On Shelf - Junior Fiction
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ISBN:

9781460753095 (paperback)

Personal Author:

French, Jackie,

Title:

Just a girl / Jackie French.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : Angus&Robertson, 2018.

Publication Info:

©2018

Physical description:

v, 249 pages ; 20 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Personal subject:

Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Girls--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Great-grandmothers--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Unmarried mothers--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Grief--Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Stories beyond stereotypes

Subject term:

Children's stories.

Geographic term:

Judaea (Region)--Juvenile fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

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