The Ghosts of Heaven
ISBN: 1250073677
EAN13: 9781250073679
Language: English
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect four episodes, from prehistory through the far future, in this Michael L. Printz Honor Book. In prehistory, a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs. Tens of centuries later, the treacherous waters of Golden Beck take Anna, who people call a witch. At the beginning of the twentieth century, in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the twentieth century, a mad poet watches the ocean and knows the horrors it hides And there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place. The Ghosts of Heaven is a mesmerizing novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick, author of Midwinterblood, Revolver, and She Is Not Invisible . A Michael L. Printz Honor Book Intriguing . . . the] sense of mystery propels the novel forward. -- The New York Times Book Review Wondrously metaphysical, Sedgwick's novel will draw teens in and invite them to share in the awe-inspiring (and sometimes terrifying) order and mystery that surround us all. -- School Library Journal , starred review This complex masterpiece is for sophisticated readers of any age. Haunting. -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review Satisfyingly brain-teasing. -- The Horn Book Readers who like untangling puzzles will enjoy parsing the threads knitting together this corkscrew of tales. -- Publisher's Weekly This title has Common Core connections. Novels by Marcus Sedgwick: Saint Death: A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border. Blood Red Snow White: A gripping, romantic adventure novel based on the true story of Arthur Ransome's experiences with love and betrayal in war-torn Russia. The Ghosts of Heaven: A Printz Honor Book Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect four episodes, from prehistory through the far future. She Is Not Invisible: When her father goes missing, a blind girl talented in identifying patterns and her brother are thrust into a mystery. Midwinterblood: A Printz Medal Winner Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined. White Crow: A scary, thought provoking novel about secrets that are better left buried. Revolver: A Printz Honor Book A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush. Graphic novel by Marcus Sedgwick, art by Thomas Taylor: Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: A rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world's toughest monster hunter--Scarlett Hart