Story Box Mm

Mass Market Paperback | October 12, 1999

byMonica Hughes

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Colin fears for his younger sister, Etta, who has dreams that wake her in the night. For on the Isle of Ariban, imagination is outlawed, stories are banned, and dreams must die before they are spoken.

Colin’s fear grows when, on a hunt for salvage along the shore, he spies something strange amidst the debris. In a tangle of seaweed lies a pale hand. It belongs to a beautiful, barely alive young woman from a foreign land. And she clutches a small chest whose contents are more precious than gold or jewels—for this, she tells Colin, is the Story Box.

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Two-time Governor General Award winner and internationally acclaimed author Monica Hughes is renowned for her fantastical flights into the world of fiction. The Story Box focuses on the far away island of Ariban, where imagination is taboo and stories are terribly dangerous. Colin, a young Ariban boy, fears for his younger sister`s lif...

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Colin fears for his younger sister, Etta, who has dreams that wake her in the night. For on the Isle of Ariban, imagination is outlawed, stories are banned, and dreams must die before they are spoken.Colin’s fear grows when, on a hunt for salvage along the shore, he spies something strange amidst the debris. In a tangle of seaweed lies...

MONICA HUGHES, author of almost 40 books for young people, is remembered for her extraordinary body of work. She has received numerous literary awards, including the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Silver Feather Award, and the 1982 and 1983 Governor General’s Awards (then known as the Canada Council Prize). Monica Hughes was made a Member of...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 12, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006485057

ISBN - 13:9780006485056

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Two-time Governor General Award winner and internationally acclaimed author Monica Hughes is renowned for her fantastical flights into the world of fiction. The Story Box focuses on the far away island of Ariban, where imagination is taboo and stories are terribly dangerous. Colin, a young Ariban boy, fears for his younger sister`s life. Etta dreams vividly at night and sometimes wakes up screaming. Colin fears their father will send Etta to the elders for banishment. While on the beach one morning, Colin meets a stranger. She`s clutching a small chest bound with bands of pure brass. It`s the story box.`