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Cloud and Wallfish
Cloud and Wallfish | Anne Nesbet
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Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems. Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn t really Noah and he didn t really just turn eleven in March. And he can t even ask them why not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don t talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah now "Jonah Brown" and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that s impossible to understand."
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katcanwrite
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5 stars. This book was amazing. Historical fiction, friendship, and goofy parent humor. This book has it all. Highly recommend! ☁️🐋

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katcanwrite
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So excited to listen to this recommendation!

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RivendellMom
Cloud and Wallfish | Anne Nesbet
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You guys are going to stop believing me when I say you have to read this book, because it is awesome. I love books that throw you right into the action. Noah gets picked up from school one day by both his parents in a rental car filled with luggage. They are headed behind the Iron Curtain. Not just for kids- I loved it.

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Missusb
Cloud and Wallfish | Anne Nesbet
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Already out in the US, hitting Australian shelves in March. Not a topic (the Berlin Wall) often covered in YA lit.

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monandez
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Absolutely fantastic! I have to admit I don't know much about the history of the Berlin Wall and East/West Berlin, but this book was so informative and fascinating. It is told through a ten-year-old boy (along with some Secret Files) named Noah whose life is turned upside down when he and his parents, who have secrets of their own, move to the GDR where everyone is listening. #cloudandwallfish #mrschureads #annenesbet

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Librarylady
Cloud and Wallfish | Anne Nesbet
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I love picking up my holds at the library. So many great choices.

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mesjak
Cloud and Wallfish | Anne Nesbet
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Just started it - coming from @CandlewickPress this fall - but it's basically LeCarré for middle schoolers.