The Burying Beetle
Written by Ann Kelley
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The Lovereading4Kids commentShortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2006.
Twelve year old Gussie tells the story of her life with an engaging freshness and enthusiasm. Recently moved from London to Cornwall, Gussie captures the details of her new life â€“ the ramshackle house on the cliffs, the overflowing stacks of books, the beautiful views, the interesting people and, above all, the wonderful wild life she can see all around her. The specialness of it all and Gussieâ€™s embracing of it is made poignant by the fact the she has a terminal heart condition. Every day and every thing is precious.(11+)
The Burying Beetle by Ann KelleyGussie was born with a rare heart disease. To reduce the strain on her health, she and her mother move to the Cornish coast. There, she learns about the Burying Beetle, which buries animals by digging away the earth beneath them. As she searches the countryside for the insect she is forced to confront her mortality.
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