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When a young boy reluctantly becomes involved in his school play, he takes on not just the role of 'the old crone' but also a journey of discovery about his family. As the novel unfolds, a wonderful drama ensues, both in school on the stage and at home as the boy's relationship with his father becomes truer and more honest when some secrets buried in a dusty box in the attic are unveiled. A delightful novel told with the masterly control and calm excitement that we now expect from award-winning Sharon Creech.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 300g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747581096
  • 9780747581093
  • 1,816,392

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"Sharon Creech is the queen of feel-good." (Sunday Times)
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Sharon Creech is the queen of feel-good. Sunday Times Books by Sharon Creech always touch the heart and stick in the memory Junior Education Sharon a skilful storyteller, whose books I always read with pleasure. Philip Pullman, Guardian
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About Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech lives in New Jersey where she writes her wonderful books for young readers. Her novels span the age ranges, from the youngest reader to the most sophisticated teen novel. However, each of her works share a wonderful sense of purpose and all celebrate both the individual as well as the family units within which we operate.
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2,119 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 19% (411)
4 30% (643)
3 36% (759)
2 11% (233)
1 3% (73)
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