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When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY. Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...

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ISBN 9780007591350
Barcode 9780007591350
Published 14 December 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
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Author(s) By Robinson, Joan G.
Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007591350
ISBN-10 0007591357
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 14 December 2014
International Publication Date 31 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
Edition Film tie-in edition
Author(s) By Robinson, Joan G.
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Adventure Stories
War Stories
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 200g
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 527095

Description of this Book

A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY. Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...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.

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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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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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