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eBook The Haunting (Puffin Modern Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0141302828
  • Author: Margaret Mahy
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New Ed edition (April 29, 1999)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1963 kb
  • FB2 size 1254 kb
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The Haunting (Puffin Books). Margaret Mahy was born in New Zealand and has loved telling stories all her life.

The Haunting (Puffin Books). She has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, (The Haunting, 1982, and The Changeover, 1984).

The Haunting (Puffin Modern Classics). Published May 3rd 2018 by Orion Children's Books. Author(s): Margaret Mahy. ISBN: 0141302828 (ISBN13: 9780141302829).

Modern classic is very accurate, I recently read this as an adult after many years since my first read-through as a teen. The book is actually better than I remembered and I greatly enjoyed it. I really can't describe it here without spoilers, so just go ahead and read it, you won't be disappointed.

The Haunting is a low fantasy novel for children written by Margaret Mahy of New Zealand and published in 1982, including a . Atheneum published the first . Mahy won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. The Haunting of Barney Palmer, a New Zealand movie based on the book, was released in 1987.

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Comments: (7)
I have not read it yet, but the condition is very good. I does look read, but the binding is not broken, and there aren't any pages missing. The back cover has some damage. The top corner appears to have been cut off.
Barnaby or Barney Palmer is 8 years old and is facing “The Haunting” of this title. On my reread of this recipient of the Carnegie Medal in 1982, the language was dated (even for 1982?) but the story still remains fresh.

Barney’s sisters, Tabitha and Troy, and stepmother, Claire, are sympathetic to him. However, Barney can’t find a way out of his predicament when the haunting commences with the vision of a speaking ghost of a boy in blue velvet of his own age. What that ghost says makes Barney faint and become progressively more ill.

A visit to his maternal family members, the Scholars, confirms the identity of the blue in blue, and brings things to a head. When the haunting becomes more intense, and is accompanied by the other sounds and visions witnessed by Tabitha, Barney confides in his sister.

The Scholars, who comprise of Barney’s dead mother’s parents, uncles and grandmother, start to visit Barney’s family. Then Tabitha takes matters in her own hands and goes to visit her Grand-Uncle, Dr. Guy Scholar, to find out his views on what the visits and the haunting are all about. Though this answers some of the questions, the entire story is revealed with a twist at about the 75% mark. Slightly repetitious up to this point, the revelation causes the story to gather momentum, and there is no more peak in the plot towards the end.

The story has moderate cadences, so a younger reader of today might find it doesn’t contain many peaks or action. There is no real antagonist other than Grand Grandmother Scholar, who remains selfish and nasty till the end. Margaret Mahy’s writing is expert and allows the reader to understand the emotions and motivations of the two main protagonists, Barney and Tabitha. I found it a gentle rather than gripping read.
I first read "The Haunting" when I was about ten or eleven years old, and now - almost twenty years later - I was stunned by how much I remembered it. Usually good books leave an imprint of enjoyment on your memory, but such is the potency of Margaret Mahy's writing that I recalled almost every beat of her story. At the same time, there were parts of "The Haunting" that I could appreciate much more as an adult than as a child.

Barney Palmer is a sensitive but ordinary little boy, who is on his way from school one day when "the world tilted and ran downhill in all directions, and he knew he was about to be haunted again." Sure enough, the blurry vision of a ghost appears before him, a curly-haired boy wearing an old-fashioned velvet suit and lace collar, who cries: "Barnaby's dead! Barnaby's dead! And I'm going to be very lonely."

On getting home, Barney learns from his family that his Great-Uncle Barnaby has died, and he promptly faints on the front doorstep.

Barney's family is comprised of his father, stepmother and two older sisters. Subverting the usual evil stepmother cliché, Claire is a warm and loving presence in Barney's life. He completely adores her, and as she's expecting a baby, he refuses to tell anyone about his haunting for fear that it might upset her. His eldest sister Troy is a silent and broody presence, but Tabitha is a chatterbox and future novelist, constantly taking notes on everything that happens around her.

It's a family worth fighting for, and Barney is terrified that he's going to lose them, especially as the ghostly presence becomes more and more pronounced. Strange messages appear in scrapbooks, footsteps are heard at the back of his mind, and his extended family (comprised of great-uncles, great-aunts, and one very nasty great-grandmother) keep giving him the oddest looks.

It would be wrong to give too much more away, as "The Haunting" is very much a mystery that deserves to be solved by each reader individually. Mahy's gift has always been in melding everyday life with the supernatural, but writing both as though they're equally fascinating. Talkative Tabitha is just as interesting as the spooky figure that haunts Barney's dreams, and what really captures you about this book is that you can just *feel* the love this family has for each other and the enjoyment they derive from each other's company. No wonder Barney clings so strongly to them.

Mahy won the Carnegie Medal for "The Haunting" in 1982, and again in 1984 for The Changeover, which in many ways feels like a natural successor to this story. Both deal with the juxtaposition of a warm family life with a spooky supernatural threat, and in using bizarre occurrences to explore the psychological interior of its characters. Not bad for a children's book! The Tricksters (published in 1986) plays with similar themes, and I suspect the only reason it wasn't also given the Carnegie Medal is because three wins in five years was considered too much!

But they form a wonderful "unofficial" trilogy that combines spooky thrills with loveable families with Mahy's incredible gift at descriptive prose. They're the rare types of books that you can read again and again, discovering something different each time, but which deserve to be savoured like a fine wine.

Perhaps its only fault is that it's too short! I read it in a single day, and was sad to see it come to an end so quickly.
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