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An Edgar Award Winner

Two years after his father's mysterious disappearance, Jim Hawkins is coping — barely. Underneath, he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. What did happen to his father? Is he dead or just gone? Then Jim meets Ruth Rose. Moody, provocative, she's the bad-girl stepdaughter of Father Fisher, Jim's father's childhood friend and the town pastor, and she shocks Jim out of his stupor when she tells him her stepfather is a murderer. "Don't you want to know who he murdered?" she asks. Jim doesn't. Ruth Rose is clearly crazy — a sixteen-year-old misfit. Yet something about her fierce conviction pierces Jim's shell. He begins to burn with a desire for the truth, until it becomes clear that it may be more unsettling than he can bear. What is the real meaning of the strange prayers Father Fisher intones behind the door of his private sanctuary? Why does Ruth Rose suddenly disappear? And what really happened thirty years ago when a boy died in a burning house?

 
The Boy in the Burning House is the winner of the 2002 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.

About the Author

Tim Wynne-Joness critically acclaimed fiction includes Some of the Kinder Planets, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374408879
Author:
Wynne Jones, Tim
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Author:
Wynne-Jones, Tim
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mysteries.
Subject:
Detective stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series Volume:
108-99
Publication Date:
20030908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.65 x 5.17 x 0.56 in
Age Level:
10-14

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