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The Seer of Shadows

(2008)
A novel by

 
Newbery Medalist Avi weaves one of his most suspenseful and scary tales—about a ghost who has to be seen to be believed and must be kept from carrying out a horrifying revenge.

The time is 1872. The place is New York City. Horace Carpetine has been raised to believe in science and rationality. So as apprentice to Enoch Middleditch, a society photographer, he thinks of his trade as a scientific art. But when wealthy society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht orders a photographic portrait, strange things begin to happen.

Horace's first real photographs reveal a frightful likeness: it's the image of the Von Machts' dead daughter, Eleanora.

Pegg, the Von Machts' black servant girl, then leads him to the truth about who Eleanora really was and how she actually died. Joined in friendship, Pegg and Horace soon realize that his photographs are evoking both Eleanora's image and her ghost. Eleanora returns, a vengeful wraith intent on punishing those who abused her.

Rich in detail, full of the magic of early photography, here is a story about the shadows, visible and invisible, that are always lurking near.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Seer Of Shadows (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-606-12223-0 / 978-0-606-12223-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-06-000015-5 / 978-0-06-000015-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-06-000016-3 / 978-0-06-000016-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-06-000017-1 / 978-0-06-000017-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-545-20044-X / 978-0-545-20044-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-4361-3730-6 / 978-1-4361-3730-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Seer of Shadows
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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