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- ISBN: 9780440337164 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2007.
|Summary, etc.:|| In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens's classic Great Expectations. So begins this rare, original story about the abiding strength that imagination, once ignited, can provide. As artillery echoes in the mountains, thirteen-year-old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a young orphan named Pip in a city called London, a city whose contours soon become more real than their own blighted landscape. As Mr. Watts says, "A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe."...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : The Dial Press, 2007. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 735 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 204 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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