The Ghost's Child

By Hartnett, Sonya

Publishers Summary:
When a mysterious child appears in her living room one day, the elderly Maddy tells him the story of her love for the wild and free-spirited Feather, who tried but failed to live a conventional life with her, and her search for him on a fantastical voyage across the seas.

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ISBN
978-0-76363-964-8
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Gr 7-Up Reality quickly gives way to fantastical fable in this story of an old woman who returns home from walking her dog to find a strange boy in her lounge room, where she gives him tea and tells him the story of her life. A lonely child of wealthy parents, Matilda/Maddy encounters a ragged, wild young man on the beach near her home. She names him Feather and they fall in love and conceive a child, but she miscarries. In trying to tame Feather, Maddy loses him, too, and, despairing, she attempts to drown...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

What does it mean to love someone deeply and lose them? And what does it mean to love someone deeply but still yearn, unfulfilled, for something more? On the heels of a Printz Honor for Surrender (rev. 3/06) and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her body of work, Hartnett addresses these questions, exploring the hidden places of the human heart with the masterful ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

What does it mean to love someone? Hartnett explores the hidden places of the human heart in this poignant, bittersweet ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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