Tamsin by Peter S. BeagleTamsin by Peter S. Beagle


byPeter S. Beagle

Mass Market Paperback | June 17, 2004

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Arriving in the English countryside to live with her mother and new stepfather, Jenny has no interest in her surroundings&150until she meets Tamsin. Since her death over 300 years ago, Tamsin has haunted the lonely estate without rest, trapped by a hidden trauma she can't remember, and a powerful evil even the spirits of night cannot name. To help her, Jenny must delve deeper into the dark world than any human has in hundreds of years, and face danger that will change her life forever. . . .
Peter S. Beagle, a World Fantasy Award nominee, is the bestselling author of the fantasy classic The Last Unicorn as well as many other highly acclaimed works. His novels and stories have been translated into sixteen languages worldwide, and his long and fascinating career has covered everything from journalism and stage adaptations t...
Title:TamsinFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.97 × 4.34 × 0.9 inPublished:June 17, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401544

ISBN - 13:9780142401545

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing Supernatural Story I remember finding this book years ago as a much younger reader. Much of what I read in this book went far over my head at the time, but now, I know just how heart-breaking this story can be at times. I also know that, occasionally, nostalgia is overrated. From what I can remember (if memory serves me correctly), I loved this book the last time I read it. I thought Jenny was so brave, I longed for a ghostly friend like Tamsin, and the horrific screams of the Wild Hunt haunted my waking hours and made it near impossible to turn out the lights. I still love stories of the Hunt - or ghost stories in general, really - but this book... oh, this book. I have a love/hate relationship with Peter S. Beagle. I tried to DNF this book. Twice. Jenny, who had been my hero as a child, now struck me as whiny, ungrateful, and a pain in the butt to figuratively be around. I set this book aside, prepared to return it to the library, changed my mind, tried again. A hundred or so pages later, I ran into the same roadblock. Jenny was driving me crazy. DNF (attempted), U-turn, repeat cycle. The problem with this book is that Jenny simply doesn't improve as a character until the very last minute. She continues to whine, has jealous fits over the smallest things, and is something of a bully to her younger stepbrother. However, her redeeming quality is her loyalty to Tamsin, and her willingness to run from the Wild Hunt for an eternity if it means freedom for her friend. While this doesn't seem to be the same story I fell in love with as a younger reader, I did find a new appreciation for it as the story I discovered as an adult. Recommended for those who enjoy Peter S. Beagle's work, or a good, old-fashioned shivers-down-the-spine kind of story.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly wonderful book After randomly picking this book up off a library shelf, I completely fell in love with it. It's written from the eyes of a 19-year-old looking back to her 13th year; a truly amazing feat for a middle-age male author! If I had to suggest one book to eager young readers, this one would be it. Enjoy!
Date published: 2005-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I'm not going to go on and on about the merits of this book. All I'm going to say is this: I don't know many who have read it, or have heard of it, but everybody who HAS is totally in love with it. Read it. Really.
Date published: 2005-02-07

Editorial Reviews

"Fantasy rarely dances through the imagination in more radiant garb than this." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) "A wonderful narrative . . . [Beagle's] handling of the supernatural is sophisticated and believable." (Realms of Fantasy)