A Box Of Nothing by Peter DickinsonA Box Of Nothing by Peter Dickinson

A Box Of Nothing

byPeter Dickinson

Paperback | June 16, 2015

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For one young boy, a box full of nothing is a ticket to adventure

While skipping school, James sees his mother on the street. He ducks inside an abandoned store, where an aged shopkeeper asks what he wants to buy. When James says “nothing,” the old man sells it to him: a heavy cardboard box stuffed full of top-quality nothing. James tries to explain this to his mother, but she doesn’t believe him and throws the box over the fence and into the dump. He sneaks in to retrieve his new possession—and finds himself trapped in another world.

The dump is an eerie place populated by hyperintelligent rats, monstrous seagulls, and a very clever pile of garbage called the Burra. Once it was a thriving community, but something strange has happened, and the dump has become stuck in time. To get back home, James must help the Burra save the dump—using all the nothing he can find.

This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author’s collection.
Peter Dickinson was born in Africa but raised and educated in England. From 1952 to 1969 he was on the editorial staff of Punch, and since then earned his living writing fiction of various kinds for children and adults. His books have been published in several languages throughout the world.   The author of twenty-one crime and mystery...
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Title:A Box Of NothingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Open Road Media Teen & TweenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504014979

ISBN - 13:9781504014977

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“A dazzling story . . . Subtle, intelligent and, most of all, fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“A stimulating, multi-layered story, fast moving and pleasantly free of long explanations.” —School Library Journal

“One of the real masters of children’s literature.” —Philip Pullman