The Trokeville Way

By Hoban, Russell

Publishers Summary:
After receiving a blow to the head from a bully at school and a mysterious puzzle from a melancholy magician, twelve-year-old Nick enters a strange and frightening reality that changes his life.

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ISBN
978-0-67988-148-3
Publisher
New York : Knopf : c1996.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 1996

Gr 7-10 Puberty-bound Nick Hartley is preoccupied with getting beat up again by a foul-smelling bully. When Nick's head is knocked against the wall in their latest bout, the line between reality and fantasy is temporarily erased. In his "enhanced" state, which is full of brighter colors and sharper details, the boy buys a watercolor that has been cut up into a jigsaw puzzle from a down-and-out ex-illusionist. Moe Nagic, who calls the work of art The Trokeville Way, tells Nick a sad tale of a lost love, a story inextricab...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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