Half World

ISBN-10: 0670012203
ISBN-13: 9780670012206
Edition: N/A
List price: $16.99
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Description: Melanie Tamaki is human—but her parents aren’t. They are from Half World, a Limbo between our world and the afterlife, and her father is still there. When her mother disappears, Melanie must follow her to Half World—and neither of them may return  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Melanie Tamaki is human—but her parents aren’t. They are from Half World, a Limbo between our world and the afterlife, and her father is still there. When her mother disappears, Melanie must follow her to Half World—and neither of them may return alive. Imagine Coralineas filmed by the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle), or Neil Gaiman collaborating with Charles de Lint. Half World is vivid, visceral, unforgettable, a combination of prose and images that will haunt you.

Hiromi Goto is the author of the story collection Hopeful Monsters (Arsenal Pulp Press) as well as the novels The Kappa Child and Chorus of Mushrooms, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for First Book (Canada-Caribbean) and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award, and the children's book The Water of Possibility, a selection of the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Her most recent novel is a YA fantasy, Half World and she's co-written a book of poetry with David Bateman entitled Wait Until Late Afternoon. She is the 2009/10 writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta.

Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in New York City, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She has published two books of personal work, Gilded Lilies and Indoor Voice , and one graphic novel, Skim , with Mariko Tamaki. She has made illustrations for some of the world's top publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian , and her work has been included in the Library of Congress. Visit her website, www.jilliantamaki.com.

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