The Emperor of Any Place

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The Emperor of Any Place
Written by Tim Wynne-Jones
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763694428
ISBN-13: 9780763694425
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The Emperor of Any Place

author: Tim Wynne-Jones

Evan, overwhelmed and bereaved by his father’s sudden death, doesn’t know what to make of the hand-bound yellow book his dad had been reading when he passed away. Why was his father reading the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island during WWII? What is in this account that Evan’s estranged grandfather fears — and will he really do anything, even hurt his own grandson, to prevent it from being seen? In this riveting, time-shifting story within a story, the ghosts of war reverberate across hemispheres and generations.

“Wynne-Jones achieves an extraordinary feat: he illuminates the hidden depths of personalities and families through a mesmerizing blend of realism and magic.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763694428 /  9780763694425
on sale date:
03/2017
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
336 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Family; Historical; Alternative Family; Europe;
author’s comments:
Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous YA novels, including Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited, short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. In 2012, Tim Wynne-Jones was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature. He lives with his wife in Ontario.
 
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