Kira’s Secret



ISBN: :9781927502174

Kira’s Secret

  Author:   Orysia Dawydiak    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

Twelve-year-old Kira loves to swim. But her parents, who adopted her as a baby, have forbidden her to go near the sea where they live on the north Atlantic coast. Frustrated by their rules, Kira decides to rebel and jumps into the icy waters. She is shocked by what she learns about herself. With the help of her friend Cody, Kira begins the search for her original family. She soon discovers why her adoptive parents were afraid to let her go into the sea.

Details and Specs
Item AC0106
PublisherAcorn Press
PublishedOctober 30 2013
Language eng
Pages 156
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 5(in)
Orysia Dawydiak was the first child born to immigrant parents who settled in Northern Ontario. She grew up with a foot in both worlds, on a diet rich in Ukrainian traditions and stories. She lives on a small farm on Prince Edward Island where she raises sheep and dogs. She writes books on livestock protection dogs, and has also written award-winning fiction for children and young adults. Her first novel is the House of Bears. She has written four other middle-grade and young adult fiction novels. She won the first PEI Book Award for Children’s Literature for Rika’s Shepherd. She is the author of Kira's Quest and Kira's Secret, which was nominated for the Hackmatack Award, and most recently, the third and last book in the series, Kira's Crossing. Visit her website at