It (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

It (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Stephen King
     
 

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It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.......

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry to face

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It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.......

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The amazingly prolific King returns to pure horror, pitting good against evil as in The Stand and The Shining. Moving back and forth between 1958 and 1985, the story tells of seven children in a small Maine town who discover the source of a series of horrifying murders. Having conquered the evil force once, they are summoned together 27 years later when the cycle begins again. As usual, the requisite thrills are in abundance, and King's depiction of youngsters is extraordinarily accurate and sympathetic. But there is enough material in this epic for several novels and stories, and the excessive length and numerous interrelated flashbacks eventually become wearying and annoying. Nevertheless, King is a born storyteller, and It will undoubtedly be in high demand among his fans. BOMC main selection. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct.
Chicago Sun-Times
A great book
St. Petersburg Times
King's most mature work.
Los Angeles Times
It will overwhelm you... Characters so real you feel you are reading about yourself...Scenes to be read in a well-lit room only!
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
King is our great storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833509451
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/28/1987
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
1093
Sales rank:
1,419,659
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bangor, Maine
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Portland, Maine
Education:
B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
Website:
http://www.stephenking.com

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