Stock Image

H: A Novel

Elizabeth Shepard

99 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670859273 / ISBN 13: 9780670859276
Published by Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1995
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
From knew_4_you (San Jose, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 27, 2014 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 4.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.98 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

FINE HARDBACK. 1st Ed./1st Printing. Acid-Free paper. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!. Bookseller Inventory # 002694

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: H: A Novel

Publisher: Viking Adult, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Benjamin Moorhouse, a troubled twelve-year-old, has created a world for himself that others call "mad," a world gently and sometimes humorously evoked through letters written by his mother, his psychiatrist, and by Benjamin himself. A first novel. 15,000 first printing.

From School Library Journal:

YA?This brief epistolary novel is a dazzling melange of letters written by at least 10 different characters, including the eponymous H, a stuffed toy belonging to Benjamin, 12, a borderline autistic child sent to summer camp to learn social skills. To the adult world, Benjamin is excessively withdrawn. In fact, he lives in a world in which the stuffed H is named Elliot and is one of many Elliots, aliens who reside in "Elliottown." Besides revealing the bizarre complexity of the boy's imagination, the letters contrast sharply with the well-meaning but uncompromising missives from the adults in the his life. Shepard uses each letter to reveal not only information, but also the character of the writer; even the absence of communications is often revealing. The cumulative effect is to explain subtly Benjamin's condition. Teens should be amused by the delightful irony and the mildly satirical camp scenes, and will enjoy the unusual freedom of being allowed to infer character.?Chip Barnett, Rockbridge Regional Library, Lexington, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We sell beautiful limited editions, both signed and unsigned & general interest books. We seek to have many unique & rare items plus books of a more general nature. I treat all books like the wonderful items they are.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the
Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase
(Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the
estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book
that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link
to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

William Leslie
779 N. 18th St.
San Jose, CA 95112

jove_par...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Books are packed for maximum safe delivery & arrival in described condition. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express