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Jan 08, 2008
| ISBN 9780375849190
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Jan 08, 2008 | ISBN 9780375849190 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
After a night of particularly strange and vivid dreams, Joe is visited by a girl who seems to be all gray, from her hair to her eyes to her clothes. Wherever she steps, the world melts away, replaced by a land of mud and rain. Telling Joe he must come with her if he wants to save his younger sister, who is gravely ill, the girl leads Joe through to her gray world, which is in the midst of a twenty-year-old war. There Joe dodges bullets, fearsome motion-tracking tanks, and the secret police as he searches for his sister.
Carol Hughes grew up in England, in a seaside town where her parents kept a small hotel. When she got older, she went to art school to study painting. Not long afterward, she moved to the United States and began… More about Carol Hughes
“Themes of war, propaganda, and profiteering are laced throughout this dark, intriguing Neil Gaimon-like fantasy that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”–School Library Journal
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