It is Charlotte's first night at boarding school. But when she wakes up, the girl in the next bed is not the person who was sleeping there the evening before. And the new building outside her window seems to have metamorphosed into a huge, dark cedar tree! Somehow, Charlotte has slipped back forty years.
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Penelope Farmer lives in Birmingham and has two grown-up children. She is the author of many books, including A Castle of Bone and The Summer Birds.Review:
"An intriguing fantasy."—The Horn Book
"...a book of quite exceptional distinction...the author has built a haunting, convincing story which comes close to being a masterpiece of its kind...not easily forgotten."—Christian Science Monitor
A "haunting fantasy." —Publishers Weekly
"Farmer writes with style. She is vivid in her depiction of place: on almost every page, scattered with colorful figures of speech, we are drawn into the school and the surroundings of the school through sights and sounds and smells and textures...above all we are moved by the depth and poignancy of the relationship between Charlotte and Emily."—Eleanor Cameron
"This year's most haunting fantasy."—The Sunday Times
"Farmer is always gifted in her grasp of possibilities that bring us up short with surprise and delight and satisfaction."—Eleanor Cameron
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Book Description Puffin. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140305629 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0963283
Book Description Puffin, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140305629
Book Description Puffin, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140305629