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ISBN13: 9781582348292
ISBN10: 1582348294
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Staff Pick

This is a haunting, complex fantasy that deals in parallel worlds, both with their very real problems and risks. Highly recommended by Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time.
Recommended by Richard C., Powells.com

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Bonnie, a girl torn between the harsh reality of her mother's weaknesses and her grandmother's strong will escapes her home one day by sneaking into her neighbor's hot air balloon. But instead of flying into the clouds and back down, she lands in another world, something like her own, but both kinder and somehow much more terrifying. She's not sure if she can ever leave this nearly parallel world and return to her own. And if she did, she isn't sure she'll be able to bring back with her the sense of warmth and love she has grown to cherish. Amazingly, she does both.

Review:

"Bonnie's solemn journey to an eerily similar world that holds everything she's ever yearned for — and also her worst terrors — is written with grace and pain....Entrancing and substantial." Kirkus Reviews

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"An enjoyable fantasy that offers food for thought." School Library Journal

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"The deft interplay of fantasy and reality leaves some questions for readers to answer." Booklist

Review:

"Fisk's...debut novel should stimulate fantasy readers in search of more than simple escapism....Fisk leaves it to readers to make many connections for themselves, confidently allowing much of the story to remain just below the surface." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Pauline Fisk is the author of many wonderful books for children, including The Secret of Sabrina Fludde. Midnight Blue was her stunning debut novel and is only now available in the US. Her hobbies are walking, thinking, being by the sea, reading, enjoying her family, and music. Pauline lives in Shropshire, England, near the hills where Midnight Blue is set.

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Midnight-Blue, March 11, 2007 (view all comments by Midnight-Blue)
A story of new beginnings and dreams...
Fantasy in its greatest form. Absurdly convincing and leaves you hungry for more... A unique tale of a young girl not quite sure where she belongs.
Compelling and Enchanting.
Beautifully written. The sort of book you do not want to put down and can't bear to finish.
This was one of my favourite books . A beautiful story that leaves you feeling good about yourself.
Upliftingly Brilliant.

-Chynna Foster 14 yrs
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582348292
Author:
Fisk, Pauline
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series Volume:
2432
Publication Date:
20031002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.12x5.39x.95 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 250 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582348292 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This is a haunting, complex fantasy that deals in parallel worlds, both with their very real problems and risks. Highly recommended by Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time.

"Review" by , "Bonnie's solemn journey to an eerily similar world that holds everything she's ever yearned for — and also her worst terrors — is written with grace and pain....Entrancing and substantial."
"Review" by , "An enjoyable fantasy that offers food for thought."
"Review" by , "The deft interplay of fantasy and reality leaves some questions for readers to answer."
"Review" by , "Fisk's...debut novel should stimulate fantasy readers in search of more than simple escapism....Fisk leaves it to readers to make many connections for themselves, confidently allowing much of the story to remain just below the surface."
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