March 14, 2009

Cover Art: Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

This cover caught my eye today.

WATERSMEET by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

  • Publication Season/Year: Spring, 2009
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books
  • Release Date: April 1, 2009
  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-0-7614-5536-3
  • ISBN (paperback): TBD
From her birth, Abisina has been an 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.

What do you think? I'm wondering how old Abisina is? 15 - 20? And what an unusual name.



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