When Marnie Was There is a gripping ghost story telling of Anna’s strange encounter and friendship with a shadowy girl called Marnie among the wild and watery sand dunes of the Norfolk countryside. Is Marnie real? Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in 1967, this is a classic tale with truths to tell about friendship, loneliness and family.
One of Hayao Miyazaki’s top 50 favorite books for children, When Marnie Was There, is coming to the big screen with an animated adaptation by his film company, Studio Ghibli, creators of Oscar-winning Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle and Arietty, based on Carnegie-winning novel, The Borrowers. This classic ghost story comes back into print to celebrate the film’s release, bringing Anna’s encounters with Marnie to a new generation of readers.