The Land of Decoration

The Land of Decoration

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Ten-year-old Judith McPherson sees the world with the clear eyes of faith. Other students persecute her for her differences. To escape, Judith builds a Land of Decoration, a model in miniature of the Promised Land. When her father's factory job is threated by a strike and the taunting of school slips into dangerous territory, they threaten the very foundations of Judith's world.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2012.
ISBN: 9780805094947
Branch Call Number: FIC MCCLEEN
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 25 cm.


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Mar 30, 2019

This book is a strong statement about the harm of fundamentalist religion. A worthwhile read.

Aug 08, 2013

Kim Vara recommended July 2013

May 31, 2013

A very sad tale of two very isolated and grieving characters. The daughter left very much on her own makes up her own coping mechanisms to a very detrimental affect.

ChristchurchLib Nov 29, 2012

A fascinating first novel about a young girl whose father is a member of a fringe religious sect which preaches End Day beliefs. The girl is bullied at school and finds a refuge in the little world of her own of the title and the father runs afoul of unionists at the factory where he works. A touching and very promising book.

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bandblair Sep 04, 2012

Judith's voice is a bit inconsistent. Sometimes she seems very mature for her age - it may be because of her strange upbringing and relationship with her father. I found it was an easy read; it flowed well.


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