Publish date: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Children's Book
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Magical Realism
This book is beautiful. I remember seeing it around when I was at school, and I wish I'd taken the time to read it back then. What I find unique about the writing is that although it seems quite simple, the description and imagery makes everything so real and makes you feel as if you're really there...
Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human...
One of my favorites from childhood and one of the only times I beat Ama to reading a book (she gave this to me on my birthday two or three years after I'd read it the first time). It seemed like a different book this time around. I think I was just noticing different things (I thought the Persepho...
I really loved this book. Well written and not very predictable... a quick read too.
A wonderful novel -- one that isn't hampered by its being written for a YA audience. The story of a boy who moved into a new home while his family grappled with his newborn sister's fight to survive, Almond takes a fairly depressing story and drops in remarkable characters in the form of a neighbor ...