skip to content
The children's book : a novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The children's book : a novel

Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S Byatt
ISBN: 9780307272096 0307272095
OCLC Number: 299707544
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2009.
Description: 675 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: A.S. Byatt.

Abstract:

When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

a wonderful read

by kateleader (WorldCat user published 2011-02-05) Excellent Permalink

This is a book to savour. It is like eating a gorgeous meal. Rich and full and satisfying. What prose!

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (4)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/299707544>
library:oclcnum"299707544"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/299707544>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:awards"James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2009."
schema:bookEdition"1st U.S. ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2009"
schema:description"When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/159798747>
schema:genre"Fiction."@en
schema:genre"Fiction"@en
schema:genre"Bildungsromans."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The children's book : a novel"@en
schema:numberOfPages"675"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.