Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 248 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.65 in
Published: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0143052063
ISBN - 13: 9780143052067
From the Publisher
Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. As the unpopular and impoverished only child of a loving but neglectful mother, she is just barely coping with school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake.... Award-winning author Hiromi Goto''s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half-lives, and redemption.
About the Author
Japanese-born Hiromi Goto immigrated to Canada in 1969. She is the author of the award-winning Chorus of Mushrooms; a children's novel, The Water of Possibility; and, most recently, the short story collection Hopeful Monsters.
"Readers looking for a dark, horrific fantasy or an unusual heroine will enjoy this tale." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)