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The Gift By Peter Dickinson

The Gift by Peter Dickinson

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The Gift by Peter Dickinson

A boy with psychic powers struggles to save his loved ones

When Davy's mother deserts their family, Davy's father packs his children into a rickety old car and takes them on a vacation. They drive to their mysterious old grandparents' house in the sprawling Welsh countryside, a place so rural that running water is a novelty. It is there that Davy learns he has the gift. He has always seen the pictures-images in his head that tell of the future or the past-but his grandmother explains that the gift is both a remarkable power and a terrible curse. It was the gift that killed Davy's great-uncle-and it is the gift that could save his life.

Seven years later, Davy is in high school, and for the first time he can remember, life is almost normal. But when he starts having troubling visions of his father's new employer he knows that only he can save his family from destruction.

This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author's collection.

The Gift Reviews

"One of the real masters of children's literature." -Philip Pullman

"Peter Dickinson is a national treasure." -The Independent

"[A] master storyteller." -School Library Journal

About Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson was born in Africa but raised and educated in England. From 1952 to 1969 he was on the editorial staff of Punch, and since then earned his living writing fiction of various kinds for children and adults. His books have been published in several languages throughout the world.

The author of twenty-one crime and mystery novels for adults, Dickinson was the first to win the Gold Dagger Award of the Crime Writers' Association for two books running: The Glass-Sided Ants Nest (1968) and The Old English Peepshow (1969). Dickinson was shortlisted nine times for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature and was the first author to win it twice.

Dickinson served as chairman of the Society of Authors and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 for services to literature. Peter Dickinson died on December 16, 2015, at the age of eighty-eight.

Additional information

GOR011449631
9781504015011
1504015010
The Gift by Peter Dickinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open Road Media
2015-07-23
150
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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