Lark on the Wing

Lark on the Wing

Bethlehem Books Young Adult Bookshelf
by Elfrida Vipont, T. R. Freeman (Illustrator)
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
Trade Paperback, 233 pages
List Price: $12.95 Our Price: $11.50

Historical Setting: England, 1940s A. D.

Kit finally has recognized that—no matter what—she wants to sing. Only, it comes as a shock to realize that what is at last so obvious to her isn't as obvious to everyone else. In this Carnegie Award winning sequel to The Lark in the Morn, seventeen-year-old Kit, once again, is up against her practical cousin Laura, who has helped in the raising of Kit and her three older brothers. Well-intentioned but as clueless as ever with regard to Kit, Laura has better ideas for her than a musical career. Following wise advice, Kit decides to bide her time and enter the secretarial college of Laura's choice, while studying singing on her own. Doing secretarial work for her remote, scholarly father opens a new door for relationship and understanding between them, and, when life abruptly changes, Kit is ready to stand firm. Both well-known and new faces appear as Kit struggles towards her goal and as the story takes us to London, abroad to France and back again through old familiar settings—to a fitting culmination in the Heryot Cathedral. Set in the 1950's and filled with warmth and insight, this sequel to The Lark in the Morn continues the adventures of "that dratted little Quaker" as she spreads her wings and lets her heart, mind and voice take flight.

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