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SEVEN-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW DISAPPEARS one day on a walk into Horshoe, a dust bowl farm town in Depression-era Saskatchewan. Other children go missing just as a strange man named Abram Harsich appears in town. He dazzles the townspeople with the promises of a rainmaking machine. Only Matthew’s older brother Robert seems to be able to resist Abram’s spell, and to discover what happened to Matthew and the others.

“A remarkably effective sense of atmosphere.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Choose it for science-fiction fans who are ready for something a little different.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“Beautifully written novel . . . strong character development, an authentic setting, and some genuinely spooky moments.”—VOYA, Starred

A Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

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Seven-year-old Matthew disappears one day on a walk into Horshoe, a dust bowl farm town in Depression-era Saskatchewan. Robert, his older brother, is determined to find Matthew, even when the grownups seem to give up. Other children go missing just as a strange man named Abram Harsich appears in town. He dazzles the townspeople, long plagued by the effects of drought, with magic mirrors and the promises of a rainmaking machine. Only Robert seems to be able to resist Abram, and to discover what happened to Matthew.
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“Sparklingly original . . . heartbreakingly beautiful . . . a climax that almost takes one’s breath away.”
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 168 p. Audience: Young adult; Children/juvenile. Book Description: Winner of the 2001 Governor General s Award for Children s Literature2001 Saskatchewan Book Awards, Children s Literature2001 Mr. Christie s Book Award combineshomespun storytelling mystery and sophisticated metaphysical aspects to create amulti-layered tension. "'" The National Post"'".sparklingly original "'" The Globe and MailMatthew is missing. Robert sseven-year-old brother has vanished on a walk into town. Robert s mother hadasked him to accompany Matthew to Horshoe to buy some some gum, but Robert wasmiles away engrossed in a Martian adventure story, and certainly not home on hisfarm in Depression-era Saskatchewan. And when his younger brother disappears, Robert figures it is his fault and he has to find him. He soon notices there is something sinister happening. The hens are layingeggs with blood in them; a broken jar found out on the pr. Bookseller Inventory # 8722031444

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Slade, Arthur G
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Signed by author. Book Description: Winner of the 2001 Governor General s Award for Children s Literature2001 Saskatchewan Book Awards, Children s Literature2001 Mr. Christie s Book Award combineshomespun storytelling mystery and sophisticated metaphysical aspects to create amulti-layered tension. " The National Post".sparklingly original " The Globe and MailMatthew is missing. Robert sseven-year-old brother has vanished on a walk into town. Robert s mother hadasked him to accompany Matthew to Horshoe to buy some some gum, but Robert wasmiles away engrossed in a Martian adventure story, and certainly not home on hisfarm in Depression-era Saskatchewan. And when his younger brother disappears, Robert figures it is his fault and he has to find him. He soon notices there is something sinister happening. The hens are layingeggs with blood in them; a broken jar found out on the prairie has a plaintiveecho of a young girl s voice; and most disturbingly, his parents are lost in aweird sort of daydream and have forgotten about their missing son. It is up to Robert to discover where his brother has disappeared alongwith the other boys and girls of Horshoe. He is led to an ivory-skinned strangerwho suddenly appears and bewitches both parents and children with magicalmirrors and a fantastic rainmaking machine. In a style that has stomach muscles tightening right from the first sentence, Arthur Slade brings a new and sophisticated brand of psychological fear to theyoung-adult market. Dust is a story that will leave audiences breathless. From the Back Cover Sparklingly original.heartbreakingly beautiful.a climax that almost takes one s breath away. The Globe and Mail From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author ARTHUR SLADE is the author of Northern Frights, a series of young adult novels based on old Icelandic folktales that includes Draugr, The Haunting of Drang Island and The Loki Wolf (Orca Books). Draugr was nomi. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 0002969

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