The Roundhill by Dick King-Smith

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From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes a charming ghost story about a lonely boy who meets the real Alice in Wonderland--two years after she died!

She was an intruder to him at first. After all, the Roundhill is Evan's secret place--the spot he escapes to on school holidays. He doesn't want to share it with a strange girl in such old-fashioned clothes. But Alice has an intriguing way of knowing things--about him, about his house--that he has never told her. Odder still is that the more she talks about herself, the more mysterious she becomes. And how did she get through that locked door? At last Alice leads Evan to a special book and an incredible discovery--and the Roundhill was at the heart of the mystery all along.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, was a farmer for 20 years before turning to teaching and then to writing the children's books that have earned him many fans on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1992, he was named Children's Author of the Year at the British Book Awards.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by CROWN PUBLISHERS. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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The Cotswolds hilltop visible from Evan’s bedroom window has always been special to him, but never so much as after the day he climbs up to survey the surrounding countryside and finds a child with antique dress and manners sitting next to him.

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Served up with a measure of suspense and King-Smith's usual flair, this will prove satisfying fare, especially for sophisticated readers who may be more keenly attuned to Alice's literary ties: she is Lewis Carroll's inspiration for Alice in Wonderland.

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It turns out that the Alice who visits Evan is a ghost --- she is the Alice writeen about in the book ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and she died two years ago!

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