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At the Firefly Gate
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At the Firefly Gate

Written by Linda NewberyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda Newbery


· Yearling
· eBook · December 9, 2008 · $5.99 · 978-0-375-89222-6 (0-375-89222-2)


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“HENRY ISN’T SURE how he will fit in now that his family has moved from London to a small village in rural Suffolk. On his first night in the family’s new house, Henry sees a shadowy young man surrounded by glowing fireflies, waiting by the gate at the bottom of the garden. The next day, Henry meets Dottie, his neighbor’s elderly aunt, and senses an odd
connection with her that is also somehow linked to the stranger in the garden. Henry’s dreams and visions allow him to share in the experiences of Dottie’s long-ago beau (also named Henry), who died during World War II. Like a homespun cousin to the Ouija board, the Scrabble game conveys otherworldly, thematically related messages through its tiles. More cozy than frightening, these supernatural goings-on provide a counterpoint to the day-to-day events of Henry’s new life.”—Publishers Weekly


From the Trade Paperback edition.