Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  

Far Far Away

Written by Tom McNeal

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Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Jeremy can hear voices. But when he admits this, the townspeople of Never Better treat him like an outsider. Life has been tough after his mother left and his father became a recluse, but one voice in particular proves his salvation: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But when a provocative local girl Ginger takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a heartbreaking chain of events is put into motion. And as anyone familiar with the Grimm Brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings...

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Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

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Sprightly, assured, and original The Horn Book Review

Whether readers connect more deeply with the suspense, the magical elements, or the gloriously improbable love story, they will come away with a lingering taste of enchantment. School Library Journal

A fantastic tale, seamlessly told. -- Ann Giles The Bookwitch

McNeal weaves in fantastical fairy-tale details into this inventive and deeply poignant narrative, creating a world that hovers between realism and enchantment Publishers Weekly

Reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel, and rife with allusions to Grimm Brothers tales, this is a masterful story of outcasts, the power of faith, and the triumph of good over evil. Booklist

About the Author

Tom McNeal was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, but spent part of every summer at the Nebraska farm where his mother grew up. After earning a BA in English at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, he became a teacher. He now lives in southern California with his wife and two sons.

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Hardback

Author

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Publication date

30th November 1999

ISBN

9780857551269

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