Librarians’ Booktalk Guide

Librarian Book Talk – WATERSMEET (Marshall Cavendish, April 2009)

Ellen Jensen Abbott

  1. Young Adult – ages 12 and up
  2. Genre: Fantasy
  3. Related topics
    1. Fantasy
    2. Myths and Legends
    3. Adventure and Survival
    4. Girls and Young Women
    5. Family and Relationships

  1. Synopsis:

From her birth, Abisina has been outcast—for the color of her eyes and skin, and for her lack of a father. Only her mother’s status as the village healer has kept her safe. But when a mythic leader arrives, Abisina’s life is ripped apart. She escapes alone to try to find the father and the home she has never known. In a world of extremes, from the deepest prejudice to the greatest bonds of duty and loyalty, Abisina must find her own way and decide where her true hope lies.

E. After a harrowing journey to find the father she’s never known, Abisina finds her dreams come true in the mythic place, Watersmeet—so why does it look like a nightmare?

  1. Related reads:
    1. Lowis Lowry (The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger)
    2. Hilari Bell (The Farsala Trilogy, Goblin Wood)
    3. Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia)
    4. Tanith Lee (The Claidi Journals)
    5. Herbie Brennan (Faerie Wars Chronicles)

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