Island Of The Phantoms by Stephen Alter
  

Island Of The Phantoms

Written by Stephen Alter

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A wonderfully rich and intelligent fantasy that weaves together the destinies of three children, through the pages of some books, an eccentric librarian and a ghostly island. The dual plot line of the mysterious South Pacific island and that of the present day has a real page-turning quality about it and is cleverly interwoven to create a fantastically imaginative fictional history. It almost seems real and authentic. Stehen Alter is undoubtedly a powerful new voice in children’s fiction. Read and enjoy.

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Island Of The Phantoms by Stephen Alter

When three children break into the town library to read from a book of sorcery, little do they realise they are about to raise the dead. But the ghosts they conjure up aren't your average ghosts.

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From the publisher:
A startlingly intelligent and haunting fantasy; think Gabriel Garcia Marquez (junior) in the South Pacific.

About the Author

Stephen Alter

Stephen Alter is an American author, primarily of non-fiction but also of fiction, who was born and raised in India, where he grew up as the son of missionaries. Accordingly, he was a Third Culture Kid (TCK), and his writings are generally described as Indo-nostalgic.

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Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Stephen Alter
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

7th July 2008

ISBN

9780747585008

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