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Category:Historical fiction, War, Young adult

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Mister Pip In a novel that is at once intense beautiful and fablelike Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives .

On a copper rich tropical island shattered by war where the teachers have fled with most everyone else only one white man chooses to stay behind the eccentric Mr Watts object of much curiosity and scorn who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens s classic i Great Expectations i .

So begins this rare original story about the abiding strength that imagination once ignited can provide As artillery echoes in the mountains thirteen year old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a young orphan named Pip in a city called London a city whose contours soon become more real than their own blighted landscape As Mr Watts says A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe Soon come the rest of the villagers initially threatened finally inspired to share tales of their own that bring alive the rich mythology of their past But in a ravaged place where even children are forced to live by their wits and daily survival is the only objective imagination can be a dangerous thing

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