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Pictures in the Dark

Pictures in the Dark

by Gillian Cross
     
 

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A chance photograph taken for the school Camera Club draws Charlie into the emotionally troubled lives of his classmate Jennifer's family, especially that of her younger brother who harbors an astounding secret.

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A chance photograph taken for the school Camera Club draws Charlie into the emotionally troubled lives of his classmate Jennifer's family, especially that of her younger brother who harbors an astounding secret.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An amateur photographer discovers that a schoolmate with an abusive father can turn himself into an otter. "With its intricate construction and its poignantly recognizable characters, this thought-provoking story will linger long in the reader's mind," said PW in a starred review. Ages 10-14. (July)
Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
This gripping suspense novel describes the emotional awakening of Charlie Wilcox who is an avid member of his school's photography club. One night Charlie photographs a mysterious presence in the local river. The presence may be an otter but there are no more wild otters in his part of England. As Charlie's exploration of the river expands, so does his relationship with his quiet classmate, Jenny, and her unusual younger brother, Peter, who is tormented by Charlie's schoolmates because they believe he causes evil things to happen with his "evil eye." The closer Charlie comes to discovering whether there really is an otter in the river, the closer that he comes to discovering a horrible secret in Jenny and Peter's family. This novel is part mystery, part supernatural, and totally fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140389586
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.18(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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