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Midnight is a Place

Midnight is a Place (Paperback, Illustrated edition)

By Aiken, Joan

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A masterful, compelling story from an award-winning author, this is the anniversary edition of a story every child and parent will love.

ISBN 9781444919028
Barcode 9781444919028
Published 29 July 2014 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback, Illustrated edition
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Series Children's Classics and Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9781444919028
ISBN-10 1444919024
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 29 July 2014
International Publication Date 1 May 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Illustrated edition
Edition Illustrated edition
Author(s) By Aiken, Joan
Series Children's Classics and Modern Classics
Category Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 298g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 580488

Description of this Book

Lucas is lonely. Orphaned and sent to live with his formidable guardian in a vast mansion, he longs for a friend. Then Anna-Marie arrives. She's spoilt and wilful - and practically half his age. Lucas feels more alone than ever. But one night something terrible happens. Lucas and Anna-Marie face a terrifying and treacherous ordeal, alone in the hostile city streets. Together, they must fight to survive ...The 40th anniversary edition of a compelling tale of villainy and suspense - from the best-selling author of THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Joan Aiken is one of the most remarkable writers in modern children's fiction.' -- The Sunday Times 'An old-fashioned rattling good yarn, full of extraordinary characters and gloriously rich language' -- Adele Geras, TES 'Joan Aiken is a superb storyteller. Even when her stories touch on the dark, mystical side, they pull children with with fascination, not fear' -- Sainsbury's Magazine Fog Hounds: 'Spellbinding adventures which are modern fairy tales.' -- Aldershot Mail 'A gem from the top-class author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' -- Birmingham Post 'A collection of manageably short but grippingly exciting tales that will have (children) coming back for more.' -- The Lady
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joan Aiken is the author of over a hundred books for adults and children, many of them classics. She worked on the magazine ARGOSY and wrote hundreds of short stories before her first novel THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE was published in the early '60s. It was highly praised in Time magazine and its success allowed Joan to write full-time thereafter. She has said, 'I would never want to do anything but write stories. It is inventing your own world, using all the bits of the real one that you like best. And that is something you can do anywhere, at any time.'

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