The Swing




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/7/2001

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9780595169139

About the Book

“Beth, an eleven year old deaf girl, exults in flying on a swing near her family’s Vermont summer place. Danny, a native of the town, resents her usurpation of the spot where he and his late father spent happy hours. The boy resents his rough but kindly stepfather, too, but feels compelled to impress him. Thus, when Danny panics and almost loses his life to a bear protecting its cub and Beth saves him, Danny swears he saved Beth, a lie that results in a tragedy. They author deserves credit for a fine novel about recognizable human beings.”
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Emily Hanlon is the author of eight works of fiction for children, young adults and young readers. She teaches creative writing in Westchester County, New York, works with writers on the telephone and holds writing retreats for women.

Her web site, “The Fiction Writer’s Journey” is at