- The Grave (novel)
name = The Grave
image caption = Recent paperback cover
language = English
media_type = Print (Hardback &
publisher = Farrar, Straus & Giroux (first edition, hardcover), Laurel-Leaf (re-released paperback)
isbn = ISBN 0-88899-414-1 (paperback) ISBN 0-374-32765-3 (hardcover)
"The Grave" is a novel by author
The setting moves between 1970s
Liverpooland 1840s Ireland: a young boy named Tom Mullen is abandoned in a Liverpool toy store. When he is found, he's put in the foster caresystem, or Social Services, the "SS," which Tom compares to the NaziSS. He moves from home to home.
One day, Tom discovers a
mass graveat a construction site near his school. He enters the site, and is sucked back to 1847Ireland at the height of the Potato Famine. The Monaghan family, who take him in, have a son named Tully whose resemblance to Tom is astonishing. Tom soon realizes that he'd rather stay with the Monaghan family than go back to his alternate life. He does not know what to do about this, especially because of his foster brother, Brian, who is slow and depends on Tom for protection and support in everything.
*Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff B.C. Book Prize for Children's Literature,
Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal, 2000
*Nominated for the
Geoffrey Bilson Awardfor Historical Fiction.
*Nominated for the Keystone State (Pennsylvania) Reading Association Young Adult Book Award, 2001-2002
*Nominated for the
ManitobaYoung Readers' Choice Award, 2002
*Nominated for the
Arthur Ellis Awardfor Best Juvenile Crime Fiction, 2001
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