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The Resource The Last of the Spirits

The Last of the Spirits

Label
The Last of the Spirits
Title
The Last of the Spirits
Statement of responsibility
Chris Priestley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge's, life or not. A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership
Summary
In a twist on one of Dickens's classic stories, young Sam vows revenge against the miser Scrooge, who refuses to help him escape the cold, but when he takes shelter in a graveyard, Sam gets a ghostly warning about the perils of his bitterness
Writing style
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10440380
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1958-
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Priestley, Chris
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
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True
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  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
  • Horror
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Last of the Spirits
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_092161
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408852002
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last of the Spirits
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_092161
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408852002
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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