Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue : Winner of 1990 Smarties Children's Book Award

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First published in 1990, Midnight Blue marked the arrival of a powerful new voice in children's fiction. Bonnie, a young teenager, escapes the harsh reality of her mother's weakness and her grandmother's hatred by flying to another, kinder world. There, with the mysterious Shadow Boy, she discovers a life that is both healing and disturbing. But, unwittingly, she opens the way for the malevolent Grandbag, with chilling consequences. Pauline Fisk's compelling writing is reminiscent of the fantasy of Alan Garner and the magical realism of David Almond.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2nd edition
  • 0745947395
  • 9780745947396
  • 2,170,872

About Pauline Fisk

Pauline Fisk is the author of Midnight Blue a highly original fantasy which won the Smarties Book Prize in 1990 and several other children's novels. She lives with her family in Shropshire.show more

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'Brilliant narrative...haunting and compelling...the complexity of the plot and richness of imagery make this a book to return to again and again.' Fiona Waters 'The story has freshness and emotional power and is vividly told with beautiful images that linger in the mind.' The Booksellershow more

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217 ratings
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2 7% (16)
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