The book of hidden wonders
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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|Bagley Public Library||CRO (Text)||33500013288352||New||Available||-|
|Barnesville Public Library||CRO (Text)||33500013288360||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0778310000
- ISBN: 9780778310006
380 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Park Row Books, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
|Summary, etc.:||A girl who would save her mentally ill artist father from succumbing to the pressures of fame follows clues in the illustrations of his remarkable children's book before uncovering an astonishing family secret.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
Combining fantasy with a dash of reality to position the story in time, Crosby's debut weaves the tale of Romilly Kemp and her artist father. They live in a disintegrating mansion in the British countryside, seemingly surviving on imagination and tinned baked beans. Romilly's mother is gone and not discussed. Romilly's father makes her the main character in a book he writes, one that is illustrated with wildly fanciful paintings filled with hidden clues. The success of this book and the ones that follow bring some money into their lives, but no stability. Romilly leaves school for homeschooling that she seems to manage on her own, and her friend Stacy may or may not be real. The clues written into the books bring tourists and treasure hunters to their home, as well as sacks of mail from fans and detractors alike. Terry Waite, who was held hostage in Lebanon from 1987â1991, is a background character and the only touch of reality to be found in the story. The mystery written into the books is not one of physical treasure, but of the truth of their lives' tragic reality. Where does the fantasy end and the madness begin? Romilly will need to sort all of this out to survive. This wildly original first novel presents a world view like no other, though it feels disjointed at times. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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