Written by Holly Black
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Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach's father throws out all his toys, declaring he's too old for them.
A chilling ghost story by the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black.
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Twelve-year-old Zach is too old to play with toys. Or at least, that's what his father thinks. But even though he stops hanging out with Poppy and Alice, stops playing with his action figures, it's no good. There's one toy that still wants to play with him. A doll that's made from the bones of a dead girl. The only way to end the game is to lay the doll to rest forever. It's time for a journey to Spring Grove cemetery. It's time to grow up.
Nobody does spooky like Holly Black. Doll Bones is a book that will make you sleep with the lights on. -- Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem. Kirkus Review
A little bit scary and full of heart, this story grabbed me and wouldn't let go. -- Rebecca Stead, author of Liar and Spy
It's a deep, strange and compelling book, at times lovely, at other times heartbreaking and deliciously weird. New York Times
With heart-wrenching swiftness, Black paints a picture of friends at the precipice of adulthood ... The tightly focused, realistic tale - bladed with a hint of fairy-tale darkness - feels cut from the very soul of youth. Booklist
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Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
9th May 2013
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