The Grave (novel)

The Grave (novel)

Infobox book
name = The Grave

image caption = Recent paperback cover
author = James Heneghan
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language = English
genre = Novel
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
publisher = Farrar, Straus & Giroux (first edition, hardcover), Laurel-Leaf (re-released paperback)
release_date = 2000
pages =
isbn = ISBN 0-88899-414-1 (paperback) ISBN 0-374-32765-3 (hardcover)
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"The Grave" is a novel by author James Heneghan.

The setting moves between 1970s Liverpool and 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 care system, or Social Services, the "SS," which Tom compares to the Nazi SS. He moves from home to home.

One day, Tom discovers a mass grave at a construction site near his school. He enters the site, and is sucked back to 1847 Ireland 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, 2001
*Winner of Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal, 2000
*Nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction.
*Nominated for the Keystone State (Pennsylvania) Reading Association Young Adult Book Award, 2001-2002
*Nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2002
*Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Fiction, 2001

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