Riddance

Riddance

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"Eleven-year-old Jane Grandison, tormented by a stutter, is invited to live and study at The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children, founded in 1890 as a seeming sanctuary for children seeking to cure their speech impediments. However, the Headmistress has found that her students can channel ghostly voices through their handicapped utterances, communicating with the land of the dead, a realm that the Headmistress herself visits at will. Things change for the school when a student disappears, drawing attention from parents and police"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Black Balloon Publishing, an imprint of Catapult, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781936787999
1936787997
Branch Call Number: FIC JACKSON
Characteristics: 497 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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At the Sybil Joines Vocational School, students are taught to harness their stuttering speech to channel the voices of the dead. Told with Jackson’s rich, mesmeric prose and the flair of Lewis Carroll, this surreal historical mystery is revealed through letters from Sybil, journals from a former ... Read More »


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