The Last Child

The Last Child
Publisher Minotaur Books
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1429961937
Rating 4/5 from 156 reviews
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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

The Last Child
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face

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Last Child in the Woods
  • Author : Richard Louv
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04-22

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers,

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One Last Child
  • Author : Anni Taylor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-16

It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air.Three and a half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned by their abductor... one

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The Last Child
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012

Read online The Last Child written by , published by which was released on 2012. Download full The Last Child Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Global Disease Eradication
  • Author : Cynthia Needham,Richard Canning
  • Publisher : Amer Society for Microbiology
  • Release Date : 2003

introduces the concept of disease eradication; presents case studies in eradication attempts, including polio, small pox, malaria, and Guinea worm; examines global difficulties of achieving eradication, including biology, economic geographical, and political issues;presents polemics in lively prose to create an intriguing and exciting story.

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The King of Lies
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his

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Last Child to Come Inside
  • Author : M. Desbarats
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1998-11-10

Two little girls in yellow dresses who are never seen again, Jesus and Elvis vacationing in Bermuda, a town after the fair has gone, women showering after a swim, Picasso becoming a red velvet dress: these are just a few of the images conjured in Michelle's first collection.

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Last Child
  • Author : Michael Spooner
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2005-10-01

A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world Rosalie's biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half is hard. She even has two names: Rosalie when she's at the fort with her father

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The Last Child of Hamelin
  • Author : Ray Ballantyne
  • Publisher : Spencer Hill Middle Grade
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26

Pieter has grown up without joy, hope, and music; however, his heart is full of songs and tunes he cannot express. He escapes to a spot where the children disappeared to hear what he thinks no one else can. This musical gift creates and connects him with the piper of

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The Hush
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27

New York Times bestseller The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child Building on the world first seen in The Last Child (“A magnificent creation” —The

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Down River
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02

Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everything that shaped him happened near that river.... Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder.... John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York

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Iron House
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12

An old man is dying. When the old man is dead they will come for him. And they will come for her, to make him hurt. John Hart has written three New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. His books have been called "masterful" (Jeffery

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The Last Child of God
  • Author : H Edward Newton
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-03-13

In the time before time, when the forces of evil rebelled against the forces of Heaven. One individual played a vital role in the final outcome. And in doing so, he became a feared avenger. The saga continues as the story unfolds on Earth. In the powerful story of one

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Redemption Road
  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03

Now a New York Times Bestseller Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller. Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John

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The Children of Men
  • Author : P. D. James
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-10-20

Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide

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