Midnight Blue by Pauline Fisk

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Bonnie, a girl torn between the harsh reality of her mother's weaknesses and her grandmother's strong will escapes her home one day by sneaking into her neighbor's hot air balloon. But instead of flying into the clouds and back down, she lands in another world, something like her own, but both kinder and somehow much more terrifying. She's not sure if she can ever leave this nearly parallel world and return to her own. And if she did, she isn't sure she'll be able to bring back with her the sense of warmth and love she has grown to cherish. Amazingly, she does both.
 

About Pauline Fisk

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Pauline Fisk is the author of many wonderful books for children, including The Secret of Sabrina Fludde. Midnight Blue was her stunning debut novel and is only now available in the US. Her hobbies are walking, thinking, being by the sea, reading, enjoying her family, and music. Pauline lives in Shropshire, England, near the hills where Midnight Blue is set.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Lion Children's Books. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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When her bitter, sadistic grandmother won’t allow Bonnie and her effusive but shaky mother to create a life for themselves, Bonnie escapes to the garden of the mysterious Michael and jumps into an enormous balloon that Michael had intended to ride into the sky.

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In a characteristically dreamlike development, the inflation of the hot-air balloon automatically prompts the appearance of a "shadowboy," who later pulls Bonnie into the basket.

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The Bookbag

We love them all, but particularly recommend The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton to those of you who loved Midnight Blue.

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