Who Goes Home? (Ormingat Trilogy)

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9780099433149: Who Goes Home? (Ormingat Trilogy)

Like Patrick in Space Race and Matthew and Alison in Earthborn, Steven is a visitor from Ormingat, living on earth with his family for a designated number of years. But Steven is not merely an observer, he is an arranger, a facilitator with the power to direct attention away from any Ormingatriga who needs protection. When his earthly son Jacob is born with a fatal immune deficiency, Steven requests help from Ormingat in order to save his life and as a result the boy survives but grows up surrounded by a protective shield without friends. When Steven is forced to tell Jacob of his identity and involve him in his work, Jacob resents his father`s imposition. Then comes the debacle of the Derwents` accident and Nesta`s flight from home, all bringing undesired publicity and the danger of detection to the Ormingat aliens. Steven, summoned to return early to the mother planet does not want to go,for if he returns he must abandon his earth wife, Lydia. And where does all this leave unhappy Jacob who makes contact not only with Mrs Dalrymple but also Nesta`s family in York? A strong conclusion to the trilogy, uniting the plots from the earlier books - with a surprising and dramatic finale.

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"Sylvia Waugh is just the sort of writer from whom a trilogy about aliens is totally unexpected, but her achievement is to combine brilliant storytelling with philosophical problems" ( The School Librarian)

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Keynote/Publisher's CommentsThe final gripping novel in the Ormingat Trilogy in which there is need for someone to return to the peaceful planet of Ormingat - who will go? Steven? Matthew and Alison? Jacob...? Description Like Patrick in Space Race and Matthew and Alison in Earthborn, Steven is a visitor from Ormingat, living on earth with his family for a designated number of years. But Steven is not merely an observer, he is an arranger, a facilitator with the power to direct attention away from any Ormingatriga who needs protection. When his earthly son Jacob is born with a fatal immune deficiency, Steven requests help from Ormingat in order to save his life and as a result the boy survives but grows up surrounded by a protective shield without friends. When Steven is forced to tell Jacob of his identity and involve him in his work, Jacob resents his father`s imposition. Then comes the debacle of the Derwents` accident and Nesta`s flight from home, all bringing undesired publicity and the danger of detection to the Ormingat aliens. Steven, summoned to return early to the mother planet does not want to go,for if he returns he must abandon his earth wife, Lydia. And where does all this leave unhappy Jacob who makes contact not only with Mrs Dalrymple but also Nesta`s family in York? A strong conclusion to the trilogy, uniting the plots from the earlier books - with a surprising and dramatic finale. Sales Points--Sylvia Waugh's life sales are over 300,000 copies--Guardian award winner, Sylvia Waugh, has earned recognition as a classic writer from her Mennyms series--Who Goes Home? is a strong and satisfying conclusion to the very popular Ormingat Trilogy - with an eye catching jacket designed by Tracey Hurst, co-ordinating with the first two novels Author Biography Sylvia Waugh lives in Gateshead. She taught English at a local school for many years but has now given up teaching to devote her time to writing. She has three grown up children and two grandsons. Author Comments

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Sylvia Waugh
Published by Red Fox (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099433141 ISBN 13: 9780099433149
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