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That Eye, The Sky

Winton, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0689118694 / ISBN 13: 9780689118692
Published by Atheneum, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine/Fine 1st edition 1st printing in an unclipped dust jacket. Nicely signed by the author on the title page and uncommon thus. NO remainder mark. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 24484

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Title: That Eye, The Sky

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A tale about a boy's vision of the world beyond, and the blurry distinctions between the natural and supernatural. At twelve years old, Morton Ort for short is not quite a child, but not yet an adult; his isolated outback world is an intriguing combination of boyish innocence, adolescent confusion and burgeoning awareness. When his father is seriously injured in a car crash, however, that world is suddenly thrown into complete disarray and the whole family have to adjust. As Ort, his sister, mother and grandmother are struggling to come to terms with what has happened, a stranger appears in their midst. Preaching God's word, Henry Warburton's unexpected arrival seems eerily prescient, at a time when the family most need a helping hand, and Henry quickly makes himself indispensable. In fact, for Ort in particular, it is Henry's presence, perhaps more even than his father's accident, that brings the greatest change to his world. 'Towards the end of the novel Ort prays for a miracle: "Funny when you talk to God. He's like the sky ...Never says anything. But you know he listens." Though God hasn't answered Ort yet, Mr. Winton convinces us he might' New York Times 'The great strength of the novel is in the way the grotesque contrasts and parallels in human life are spread out, examined and accepted' Los Angeles Times

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Stig Wemyss is an actor, writer and the voice behind millions of children’s audio books. Well, not millions. Thousands ... Alright, more like hundreds ... He has a huge fan club. Bolinda Audio is constantly receiving letters from kids saying things like ‘Stig Rocks’ and ‘I love Stig’ and ‘Stig Wemyss is the best narrator in the world’. Of course we don’t show Stig all these letters, as he already thinks he’s the best narrator in the universe! Now that he is also the author of an exciting in-car audio entertainment series, The Tripp Diaries, he thinks he’s the best narrator and the best author in the universe. We think he is too, but let’s just keep that to ourselves!

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