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The Ghost's Child

author: Sonya Hartnett

Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared -- leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea. In a beautifully crafted tale Sonya Hartnett masterfully explores the mysteries of the heart, the sustaining power of memory, and the ultimate consolation that comes to souls who live fully and fearlessly.

"A one-of-a-kind love story...Those who enjoy fables or magical realism will be spellbound by this redemptive story of a search for love, love lost and love (of a sort) found again...exquisite prose." – Publishers Weekly
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763688614 /  9780763688615
on sale date:
02/2016
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
192 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Legends, Myths, Fables; Love & Romance; Legends, Myths, Fables; Magical Realism; Romance;
author’s comments:
Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning author of many novels for teens, including Thursday’s Child, What the Birds See, Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf, The Ghost’s Child, Butterfly, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Surrender, as well as a number of books for younger readers. In 2008, Sonya Hartnett was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her body of work. She lives in Australia.
 
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