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The stars in April  Cover Image Book Book

The stars in April / Peggy Wirgau.

Wirgau, Peggy, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645263067
  • ISBN: 1645263061
  • Physical Description: x, 247 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Birmingham, AL : Illuminate YA Fiction, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based on the true story of Titanic survivor Ruth Becker" -- Cover.
"Featuring photos and information about Ruth and her family, a map of her journey, discussion questions, and a guide to constellations in the northern hemisphere." -- Page [4] of cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247).
Summary, etc.:
"Sometimes we have to go a long way to find out who we are. The year is 1912. When doctors in India are unable to treat her baby brother's illness, Ruth's missionary parents decide there is one solution: move her mother and the children across the world--to Michigan. But India is the only home Ruth knows. In a matter of days, she must leave Papa and all she loves behind, abandon her dream of one day playing violin in the Calcutta Orchestra, and embark on a rollicking, four-week journey across the Arabian and Mediterranean Seas, followed by the voyage to New York aboard the luxurious, ill-fated RMS Titanic. Ruth's story is one of courage and self-sacrifice as she earns her sea legs and faces the unknown, culminating in a desperate, tragic night she will never forget." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Becker, Ruth Elizabeth, 1899-1990 > Fiction.
Titanic (Steamship) > Fiction.
Astronomy > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Missionaries > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult works.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City YA WIR 2021 (Text) 0002205360197 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA WIR 2021 (Text) 0002205360205 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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