Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: February 24, 2009
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030737131X
ISBN - 13: 9780307371317
From the Publisher
After the trouble starts and the soldiers arrive on Matilda's
island, only one white person stays behind. Mr. Watts, whom the
kids call Pop Eye, wears a red nose and pulls his wife around on a
trolley, and he steps in to teach the children when there is no one
else. His only lessons consist of reading from his battered copy of
Great Expectations, a book by his friend Mr.
For Matilda, Dickens's hero Pip becomes as real to her as her own
mother, and the greatest friendship of her life has begun. Soon Mr.
Watts's book begins to inflame the children's imaginations with
dreams about Dickens's London and the larger world. But how will
they answer when the soldiers demand to know: where is this man
Set against the stunning beauty of Bougainville in the South
Pacific during the civil war in the early 1990s, Lloyd Jones's
breathtaking novel shows what magic a child's imagination makes
possible even in the face of terrible violence and what power
stories have to fuel the imagination.
From the Hardcover edition.