The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

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At age twelve, grave robber Thomas Marsden discovers a boy who looks just like him in an unmarked grave and begins a journey of discovery as he learns of faeries trapped in London and their hope that he can return them to their realm.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781442498822
144249882X
Characteristics: 247 pages

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samcmar Oct 22, 2018

This is such a wonderful fall read. It's a spooky middle grade story about a kid who "died" but finds out it should have been a different kid who looked similar. It's a story of mistaken identity that is full of adventure. This is a very atmospheric read with a ghoulish cast of characters. A perfect middle grade read to get you ready for Halloween!

ChristchurchLib Sep 21, 2015

"The note on the body ends with a warning: "Tell no one!" As grave robbers in Victorian England, 11-year-old Thomas and his father have dug up a lot of bodies, but this one is unusual - not only because of the note, but because it looks just like Thomas, right down to his birthmark. Determined to find the truth about the identical boy, Thomas is soon tangled up in a bizarre mystery involving faeries, spirits, séances, and secrets. Like Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, this creepy yet whimsical fantasy oozes with atmosphere and suspense." Kids' Books September 2015 newsletter http://libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/1041c1e6-0f52-4f9c-b755-c1628d7a9ac6?postId=8c10e2db-9729-46f9-a58a-3c53e447140c

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