Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When her mother takes a new job in Cairo, eleven-year-old Lesley, recovering from hepatitis, is left in the care of her widowed Aunt Amy in an old, established London neighborhood. Almost immediately, Lesley is drawn into a mystery when she sees a strange child peering down at her from the attic of the Harwood's house next door. When the three children of the house, all older than Lesley, adamantly maintain that she is hallucinating, she refuses to accept their explanations, ignores their hostility, and continues to observe their actions. The secret is shortly revealed-the Harwood children are hiding a frightened young illegal immigrant. After Lesley learns that their aggressively save-the-world mother , now unfortunately out of print, but Stranger at the Window is a resonate echo, not merely a resuscitation. Alcock's imagery is evocative but not intrusive as in Leslye's comparison of teenager Victoria Harwood to "a red Delicious apple.[with] a maggot in her heart." As adept at plotting as she is in characterization, the author knows how to build tension from chapter to chapter, leading from one peril to the next in the best cliffhanger tradition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Lesley, who is recovering from an illness at her aunt's home while her mother is in Egypt, is convinced she's seen a frightened child peering out of the attic window of the house next door. When she confronts her neighbors and learns about their secret castaway, she becomes involved in their desperate attempt to keep him from the authorities. As Lesley and her neighbors struggle to provide a safe haven for a stranger in a strange land, they begin to understand their own strengths, as well as their own limitations.
Über den Autor: Vivien Alcock (1924 - 2003) is the well-known author of many compelling mysteries and supernatural fantasies for children. Childhood is, she once wrote, "an exciting and dangerous time, and it fascinates me." Her books reflect that excitement, danger, and fascination.
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2698733161
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. RELIABLE library withdrawal in the reinforced paperback cover. Stamped at the page edge with a card pocket page on the inside. Light scuff to the plastic cover. This edition is PRESENTABLE!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HCLibNov19VI51
Buchbeschreibung HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: GOOD CONDITION. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IM127125
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers, 1999. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2700299649
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2702154922
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0395943299I4N10
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Buchzustand: As New. This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0395943299I2N00
Buchbeschreibung HMH Books for Young Readers. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0395943299I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Sandpiper, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0395943299
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803959432983.0