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by Cross Gillian

eBook The Dark Behind the Curtain epub
  • ISBN: 0192731637
  • Author: Cross Gillian
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (1987)
  • ePUB size: 1881 kb
  • FB2 size 1651 kb
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Jan 26, 2014 Martha rated it really liked it. This book was very interesting to read, but in overall, the story line was too melodramatic. This book is about a boy named Collin who has been forced into the school play but finds something incredibly unusual about it, and realizes that the story the play is based on is actually real, and uncovers more secrets as he goes along. Gillian Cross was born Gillian Arnold in 1945. She was educated at North London Collegiate School, Somerville College, Oxford and the University of Sussex.

Gillian Cross is one of Britain's most prominent children's authors. She has won both the major awards - the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Carnegie Medal - and many others. I first discovered this book when I was in junior high school and enjoyed the way the author blended relatively ordinary youth experiences of cruelty, ostracism, gang-type bonding, and petty misbehavior with a disturbing representation of historical fact.

Cross, Gillian; Parkins, David, il. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Cross, Gillian; Parkins, David, ill. Publication date. Horror stories, Todd, Sweeney (Legendary character), Theater, Schools. Oxford : Oxford University Press. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on April 7, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Gillian Cross (born 1945) is a British author of children's books. She won the 1990 Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the 1992 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant Chase. She also wrote The Demon Headmaster series of books that were later turned into a television series by the BBC in January 1996 and a sequel series in 2019. Gillian Arnold was born in 1945 and she married Martin Cross in 1967. Their four children Jonathan, Elizabeth, Anthony, and Katherine, are now adults.

The Dark Behind the Curtain. play we& doing, it& not true, is it? I mean, there never was a Sweeney Todd who killed people?& never wanted to be in the school play, but he didn& have much choice.

I first discovered this book when I was in junior high school and enjoyed the way the author blended relatively ordinary youth experiences of cruelty, ostracism, gang-type bonding, and petty misbehavior with a disturbing representation of historical fact

Items related to the dark behind the curtain. Gillian Cross is one of Britain's most prominent children's authors. She has won both the major awards - the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Carnegie Medal - and many others

Items related to the dark behind the curtain. Cross, Gillian the dark behind the curtain. ISBN 13: 9780192715005. the dark behind the curtain. ISBN 10: 0192715003 ISBN 13: 9780192715005. when I think back to my favourite books ever, this is one of them.

What has been woken by the play's dark words? Can Jackus stop it, or are the actors doomed to play out the tragedy to the bitter end? . Probably the best ghost story of my childhood.

Probably the best ghost story of my childhood.

August 9, 2017 History. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The dark behind the curtain from your list? The dark behind the curtain.

LoveReading View on The Dark Behind the Curtain. Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize. Spine tingling from start to finish, this brilliant book is shot through with menace before reaching a hugely satisfying conclusion. Colin gets mixed up in the school play by accident. Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament.

Comments: (3)
Manesenci
Childhood favourite, now my daughter can enjoy it too.
Gelgen
I first discovered this book when I was in junior high school and enjoyed the way the author blended relatively ordinary youth experiences of cruelty, ostracism, gang-type bonding, and petty misbehavior with a disturbing representation of historical fact. Marshall, the callous but popular young star of a middle school production of "Sweeney Todd", becomes the channel of the play's evil, robbing the students around him of self-respect, fostering suspicion, and creating fear, much as his Victorian-slum counterparts did in days past. The handling of the narrator's relationship with Marshall and with the insecure and unattractive Ann is realistic and well-resolved, and the tension is effectively built, a series of innocuous clues leading to the supernatural conclusion. If the book has any weakness, it is the rather hasty and hey-presto ending, which technically satisfies but does not really do justice to the lengthy buildup.
Fek
I read this when I was a lot younger and my memory of it is that it was a wonderful tense and somewhat scary tale that had me thinking about the book for a long time to come.

There is some historical information here which is always educational - but ultimately it was a delicious and chilling tale, mixed with some themes of trust and friendship.

When I think back to my favourite books ever, this is one of them.

Maybe if I re-read it now I would not think so. These days maybe I am less easily excited by a ghost story. But for young adult readers and older children, this is a very good book.
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