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Mister Pip

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Paperback $17.00
May 20, 2008 | ISBN 9780385341073

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"One of the best books of the year! Poetic, heartbreaking, surprising. Matilda is a young girl in Bougainville, a tropical island where the horror of civil war lurks. Mr. Watts, the only white person, is the self appointed teacher of the tiny school where the only textbook is the Dickens novel Great Expectations. Storytelling, imagination, courage, beauty, memories and sudden violence are the main elements of this extraordinary book."—Isabel Allende

"Genuinely affecting…. A book with worthwhile thoughts to impart."—The New York Times

Mister Pip is sheer magic, a story about stories and their power to transcend the limits of imagination and reside in the deep heart’s core. Lloyd Jones is a brave and fierce writer, and he has given us Dickens brand new again.”—Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child

"Jones’s prose is fautless…. With a mixture of thrill and unease, Matilda discovers independent thought, and Jones captures the intricate, emotionally loaded evolution of the mother-daughter relationship."—Publishers Weekly

“The novel is a paean to the transformative power of literature, particularly its ability to occlude an unpleasant reality with a fictional alternative and to expand an individual’s sense of possibility.”—New York Sun

“Not just a delightful read, Mister Pip shows the cut and thrust of true multiculturalism.”—Atlantic Monthly


ALA Notable Book WINNER 2007

Alex Award – YALSA WINNER 2008

American Library Association Literary Awards WINNER 2007

Commonwealth Writer’s Prize in the UK WINNER 2007

Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize WINNER 2008

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2008

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