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The Other Place


 On Sale: 27/07/2000
 Formats:     Trade paperback
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Book Description

Shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award, The Other Place is Monica Hughes’ latest young adult hit, a futuristic tale with a political edge. All of the trademark elements that make Hughes’ books so successful are here—intelligent and fast-paced plotting, subjects that resonate with today’s kids, believable characters who come to rely on the power of their hearts and minds and, most important, a terrific story that grabs readers right from the first paragraph.

The Other Place is set in a not-too-distant future world, one in which pre-teen Alison and her family have just been charged with crimes of subversion against the all-powerful World Government. Banished to a penal colony in the anonymous Habitat W, they join the shadowy ranks of the “disappeareds.” When Alison’s brother Billy escapes from their prison, Alison begins to discover “the other place”—and a new hope for the future.

A prolific author (her newest book, Storm Warning, will be published in September 2000; please see opposite), Monica Hughes has kids lined up and waiting for each new book. The Other Place doesn’t disappoint.


Author Extras

ISBN: 9780006481812; ISBN10: 0006481817; On Sale: 27/07/2000; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: ; Pages: 0; $6.99; Ages: 1 and Up

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