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The Man Without a Face

(1972)
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Charles didn't know much about life ... until he met The Man Without a Face



"I'd never had a friend, and he was my friend; I'd never really, except for a shadowy memory, had a father, and he was my father. I'd never known an adult I could communicate with or trust, and I communicated with him all the time, whether I was actually talking to him or not. And I trusted him ......

Fourteen-year-old Charles desperately wants two things: a father and a way out. Little love has come his way until the summer he befriends a mysterious scarred man named Justin McLeod, nicknamed ""The Man Without a Face." Charles enlists McLeod's help as tutor for the St. Matthew's school entrance exams, his ticket away from the unpleasant restrictions of his home life. But more important than anything he could get out of a book, that summer Charles learns from McLeod a stirring life lesson about the many faces of love.‘Not much affection had come Charles’s way until the summer he was fourteen, when he met McLeod [a man whose face was deeply scarred] and learned that love has many facets.’ —BL. ‘A highly moral book, powerfully and sensitively written; a book that never loses sight of the human." —H.

1972 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Best of the Best Books (YA) 1970-1983 (ALA)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1972 (NYT)


Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Used availability for Isabelle Holland's The Man Without a Face

Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Man Without a Face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 1-4395-8058-8 / 978-1-4395-8058-5 (USA edition)
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June 1987 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Man Without A Face (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-8335-2646-4 / 978-0-8335-2646-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man Without a Face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-397-32264-X / 978-0-397-32264-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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January 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The man without a face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-397-31286-5 / 978-0-397-31286-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lippincott
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The man without a face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-8161-6111-9 / 978-0-8161-6111-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall
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January 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man Without a Face
Author(s): Holland Isabelle
ISBN: 0-397-31211-3 / 978-0-397-31211-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Paperback Editions

December 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Man Without A Face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-330-33287-2 / 978-0-330-33287-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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June 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Man without a Face
Author(s): Isabelle Holland
ISBN: 0-06-447028-8 / 978-0-06-447028-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: the man without a face
Author(s): isabelle holland
ISBN: 0-553-10757-7 / 978-0-553-10757-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Skylark
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