"When three-year-old Jacko is stricken with a baffling illness, his teenage sister Laura, a 'sensitive,' is the only one to recognize that demonic possession is the true cause of his malady. . . . The beautiful characters grow with readers and the style is beautiful but ornate. An extraordinarily rich and sensitive novel."--School Library Journal, starred review. Winner of the Carnegie Medal; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adiults; School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Booklist Editor's Choice.
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Margaret Mahy was born in New Zealand and has loved telling stories all her life. She has published well over a hundred titles and won several major prizes and awards, including The Order of New Zealand, for her internationally-acclaimed contribution to children's literature. She has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, (The Haunting, 1982, and The Changeover, 1984). Margaret lives in the South Island of New Zealand, in a house which she partially built herself, overlooking Governor's Bay.Review:
"Original and unforgettable -- a seamless combination of supernatural thriller and teenage love story." The Guardian
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Book Description Puffin, 1994. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140365990
Book Description Puffin Books, 1994. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140365990
Book Description Puffin Books, 1994. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140365990