The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman

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Since her mother died, Ginny and her father have lived alone. Then Ginny finds out she has a brother and a father she suddenly cannot trust. She sets out to find the truth.
 

About Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.
 
Published November 23, 1990 by Macmillan Children's Books. 176 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ginny's peaceful life in a Welsh village with father Tony is disrupted when it's revealed that she has an older half brother, Robert, also 16.

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This contemporary novel may well surprise fans of Pullman's ( The Tiger in the Well ; Shadow in the North ) atmospheric 19th-century thrillers. Yet to American readers more familiar with Dickens and C

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This contemporary novel may well surprise fans of Pullman's ( The Tiger in the Well ;

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PW commented that the author ``deftly interweaves strong themes'' in this ``moving'' tale of a half-black teenager growing up in rural north Wales.

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