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The Ghosts of Heaven

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult (nominee)
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel (nominee)
Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect four episodes, from prehistory through the far future, in this Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

In prehistory, a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs.

Tens of centuries later, the treacherous waters of Golden Beck take Anna, who people call a witch.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the twentieth century, a mad poet watches the ocean and knows the horrors it hides

And there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world.

Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place.

The Ghosts of Heaven is a mesmerizing novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick, author of Midwinterblood, Revolver, and She Is Not Invisible.

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book

"Intriguing . . . [the] sense of mystery propels the novel forward." - The New York Times Book Review

"Wondrously metaphysical, Sedgwick's novel will draw teens in and invite them to share in the awe-inspiring (and sometimes terrifying) order and mystery that surround us all." - School Library Journal, starred review

"This complex masterpiece is for sophisticated readers of any age. Haunting." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Satisfyingly brain-teasing." - The Horn Book

"Readers who like untangling puzzles will enjoy parsing the threads knitting together this corkscrew of tales." - Publisher's Weekly

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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Ghosts Of Heaven (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0-606-39292-0 / 978-0-606-39292-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-62672-125-4 / 978-1-62672-125-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-78062-198-1 / 978-1-78062-198-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: [The Ghosts of Heaven] (By: Marcus Sedgwick) [published: October, 2014]
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-4440-0051-9 / 978-1-4440-0051-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-250-07367-7 / 978-1-250-07367-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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July 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Ghosts of Heaven: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-4440-1121-9 / 978-1-4440-1121-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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1849 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-78062-221-X / 978-1-78062-221-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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October 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Heaven: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK