Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories

By: Pearce, Philippa

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Here are stories of everyday life, as familiar as next door and as haunting as fear. Mike knows that he can't swing over the river on the knotted rope, but with everyone watching him, he has to try. [A]s haunting as a stranger. Who is the frightened-looking girl stealing plums from Nicky's grandparents' precious tree? [A]s haunting as cruelty. How can Joe escape from his mean cousing Dicky during a family reunion? And here also are stories with a supernatural twist, as haunting as the eerie whistling from the hill above Burnt House in the middle of the night and as familiar as guilt. A boy forgets the mysterious bottle his cousin loaned him, but when he sneaks out at night to retrieve is, the shadowy whistlers close in on him. [A]s familiar as love: The ghost of a boy comes back to save his father from dying in a ferocious storm. Peopled with vivid, unforgettable characters, this colection of thirty-seven stories is by turns mysterious, humorous, strange, and sad, but it is always familiar, always haunting, and always surprising. The top of the jacket is bent a bit. 392 pages; the remainder mark is a narrow 2" long black line on the top of the pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories

Author: Pearce, Philippa

Categories: Juvenile,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Greenwillow Books: 2002

ISBN: 0066239648

ISBN 13: 9780066239644

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001564

Keywords: SHORT STORIES CHILDREN FICTION JUVENILE,