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When Marnie Was There
  

When Marnie Was There (Paperback, New edition)

By Robinson, Joan G.

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems. This is an atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness.

ISBN 9780007104772
Published 12 June 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007104772
ISBN-10 0007104774
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date 12 June 2002
International Publication Date 2 April 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Robinson, Joan G.
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 210g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Foster children, England, Norfolk, Juvenile fiction, Friendship
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity... The most striking novel in its genre since Tom's Midnight Garden Times Literary Supplement Extraordinarily potent fantasy... the climax is both thrilling and intensely moving. The Spectator Deeply perceptive Children's Book News

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Author's Bio

The second of four children of barrister parents, Joan Robinson spent her early childhood in Hampstead Garden Suburb. She went to seven schools, but passed no exams. Having always wanted to be an illustrator, she began with fourteen books for small children, and later moved on to older children's fiction. She is internationally renowned for her TEDDY ROBINSON books.

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