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Cathryn Clinton

Simeon’s Fire

Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2005, hb, 116 pp, cover Bagram Ibatouilline

Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2007, pb, 116 pp


Simeon Zook loves his family and his farm. Then everything he knows is threatened by fire.

Cathryn Clinton writes YA books in which her protagonists are faced with dramatic challenges. Her one horse book, Simeon’s Fire, features an Amish boy struggling between telling the truth and protecting his family. Her other works include The Calling and A Stone in My Hand, about a Palestinian girl in Gaza whose father is killed, and whose brother then turns to violence.


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Cathryn Clinton at Walker Books

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