Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Children's > young adults
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
children's 12 and up
The Turning
 
 
Author
Francine Prose.
Publisher Harper  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.85 inches
ISBN 9780061999666
Pages/Publication Date 246/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41996
This item is not available.
Description
A dark house, an isolated island, strange dreams—and even stranger visions—are plaguing young Jack, a high school student sent to be a caretaker to two peculiar children, in this adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw for young adults, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Blue Angel. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something more cold and sinister than even the dark house itself. As he writes to his girlfriend Sophie, something seems to be peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. So why can no one else see it?

"Jack is separated from his girlfriend by her disapproving father, who arranges a summer job for the boy babysitting two orphaned children, Miles and Flora, on an isolated island. The story is narrated by Jack in a series of letters to Sophie that relate the increasingly odd happenings: people appear that no one else can see, Jack hears vague rumors of a strange death on the island last year, and the two children appear to be hiding secrets of their own.... Prose includes all the elements of the Gothic ghost story as she masterfully establishes a brooding, dark tone: a cavernous mansion, a mysteriously locked room, eerily well-behaved children.... Letters that end on cliff-hangers heighten the suspense and keep the narrative moving at a breakneck pace.... This is a gripping page-turner that even reluctant readers will have trouble putting down."—School Library Journal

 
You might also like:
The Darkangel: Book One of the Darkangel Trilogy
Meredith Ann Pierce.
Studio: Little, Brown.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780316067232.  Daedalus Item Code: 22381
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $2.98 You Save: $5.01
The Diviners: Bright Lights are Hiding Dark Secrets
Libba Bray.
Studio: Atom.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781907410390.  Daedalus Item Code: 38464
List Price: Import Sale Price: $4.98
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs.
Studio: Quirk.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781594746123.  Daedalus Item Code: 49393
List Price: $17.99 Sale Price: $12.95 You Save: $5.04
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com