The Tempering

The Tempering

By: Skurzynski, Gloria

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Hardcover and DJ are in good condition, with little wear. SIGNED and inscribed by Author. ; From the moment of his birth Karl Kerner has heard the throb of the Canaan steel mills; it was as much a part of him as the sound of his heart beating beneath his skin.When he turns sixteen in four months, Karl will at last be able to quit school to work in the mills. It isn't that he doesn't like school. It's just that ever since he was a small boy he's dreamed of being a steel-worker.Once he sets eyes on his new teacher, however, school seems a bit more bearable. Yulyona Petrov is young, beautiful, and has her own personal reasons for wanting Karl to stay in school. It's these feelings Karl decides to play on in order to win Yulyona's love.Other barriers get in the way of Karl's ambition. His friend Jame Culley has been seeing Karl's sister, Kathleen. If their mother Maggie Rose finds out she'll raise a fury, so Karl promises to keep the truth from her.Meanwhile Karl's good friend, Andy Stulak, has been humiliated in front of the town's mayor and is planning to run away. Before Karl can stop Andy, his own pride is wounded when he witnesses his beloved Yulyona in an unsavory situation. Broken-hearted, Karl decides to join Andy on the run. But he soon discovers that the answers he seeks are waiting for him in his hometown.Set against an authentic background, The Tempering is the compelling story of three young men shaping their adult lives in much the same way that steel is shaped in the mills of Canaan. ; 1 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 178 pages; From the moment of his birth Karl Kerner has heard the throb of the Canaan steel mills; it was as much a part of him as the sound of his heart beating beneath his skin.When he turns sixteen in four months, Karl will at last be able to quit school to work in the mills. It isn't that he doesn't like school. It's just that ever since he was a small boy he's dreamed of being a steel-worker.Once he sets eyes on his new teacher, however, school seems a bit more bearable. Yulyona Petrov is young, beautiful, and has her own personal reasons for wanting Karl to stay in school. It's these feelings Karl decides to play on in order to win Yulyona's love.Other barriers get in the way of Karl's ambition. His friend Jame Culley has been seeing Karl's sister, Kathleen. If their mother Maggie Rose finds out she'll raise a fury, so Karl promises to keep the truth from her.Meanwhile Karl's good friend, Andy Stulak, has been humiliated in front of the town's mayor and is planning to run away. Before Karl can stop Andy, his own pride is wounded when he witnesses his beloved Yulyona in an unsavory situation. Broken-hearted, Karl decides to join Andy on the run. But he soon discovers that the answers he seeks are waiting for him in his hometown.Set against an authentic background, The Tempering is the compelling story of three young men shaping their adult lives in much the same way that steel is shaped in the mills of Canaan.; 0899191525

Title: The Tempering

Author Name: Skurzynski, Gloria

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin (Juv): 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 55161

Keywords: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Books Literature & Fiction Teens,