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Far Far Away

By Tom McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist
A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.

Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next.
            But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything. When coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so delicious it’s rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first person she sees: Jeremy. In any other place, this would be a turn for the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of Occasions—whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows—is watching and waiting, waiting and watching. . . And as anyone familiar with the Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.
            Veteran writer Tom McNeal has crafted a young adult novel at once grim(m) and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Holly Black's Doll Bones. The recipient of five starred reviews, Publishers Weekly called Far Far Away "inventive and deeply poignant."


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2013

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Format: Book
Author: McNeal, Tom
Summary: "When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Far far away / Tom McNeal.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Subject: Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 -- Teen fiction. Missing persons -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Ghost stories
Isbn: 9780375849725 0375849726 9780375949722 (library binding) 0375949720 (library binding) 9780375843297 (pbk.) 0375843299 (pbk.) 9780375896989 (ebook) 0375896988 (ebook)
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Call Number: TF McNeal
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Bib Id: 441009

Format: Book
Author: McNeal, Tom
Summary: "When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Far far away / Tom McNeal.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Description: 371 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Ghost stories
LCCN: 2012020603
ISBN: 9780375849725
ISBN: 0375849726
ISBN: 9780375949722 (library binding)
ISBN: 0375949720 (library binding)
ISBN: 9780375843297 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0375843299 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780375896989 (ebook)
ISBN: 0375896988 (ebook)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF McNeal