Far far away tom mcneal books

His short stories have been widely anthologized, and what happened to tully was made into a film. A national book award finalistan edgar award finalista california book award gold medal winnera dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of neil gaiman. A national book award finalist an edgar award finalist a california book award gold medal winner a dark, contemporary fairy tale in the. When i stumbled across an audio book of it last week, i decided to give it another shot.

A national book award finalist an edgar award finalist a california book award gold medal winner a dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of neil gaiman. It says quite a lot about jeremy johnson johnson that the strangest thing about him isnt even the fact his mother and father both had the same last. He spent part of every summer at the nebraska farm where his mother was born and raised, and after earning a ba in english at uc berkeley and an mfa in creative writing at uc irvine, he taught school in the town that was the inspiration for his novel, goodnight, nebraska. Buy far far away book online at low prices in india far. But he can hear a voice the voice of jacob grimm, one half of the famous brothers grimm. Jun 11, 20 listen to far far away audiobook by tom mcneal. If youre a believer in happy endings, in fairy tales, enchanted spells, ghosts that have a purpose, and evil forests, than tom mcneal s wonderfully magical far far away is a book for you. Mcneal superbly and elegantly enfolds those stories essence and depth into plot, setting, and characters. In far far away, a boy named jeremy johnson johnson finds himself to be the outcast in a small town. Jacob grimm is not only a ghost in far far away, but also the narrator of the story which gives us, the readers, a real behind the scenes feel which i really enjoyed.

He has the perfect voice for the part of jacob grimm, the ghost and the tales narrator. Tom mcneal was educated at the university of california and stanford university, where he was the jones lecturer in creative writing from 1987 to 1990. Far far away characters tom mcneal this study guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of far far away. A national book award finalistan edgar award finalista california book award gold medal winnera. The main characters are modern teenagers so the book claims to be young adult but as a. His involvement and compassion in the story was amazing, and will be hard to forget. Finalist, national book awards 20 for young peoples literature.

He is the author, with his wife, laura, of four criticallyacclaimed young adult novels published by knopf, and the solo author of far far away a finalist for the national book award in young peoples literature. Audio books 1 entire collection 2 available now 1 showing 1 2 of 2 query time. Far far away is a ya novel that is a mix of fantasy, suspense, horror, and fairy tales. Veteran writer tom mcneal has crafted a young adult novel at once grim m and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like neil gaimans the graveyard book and holly blacks doll bones. Far far away by tom mcneal is a tale about a boy, a girl, a town, and a ghost. Far far away, his newest book for younger readers, was published in 20 and was a national book award finalist, edgar award finalist, winner of the california book award, winner of the southern california independent booksellers award, a publishers weekly best book of the year, a school library journal best book of the year, a horn book fanfare best book of the year, and an alayalsa top ten. Veteran writer tom mcneal has crafted a young adult novel at once grimm and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like neil gaimans the graveyard book and holly blacks doll bones. The story slowly unfolded, layer by layer, giving hints and clues about the mystery throughout. Oct 20, 20 far far away by tom mcneal is a tale about a boy, a girl, a town, and a ghost. Veteran writer tom mcneal has crafted a young adult novel at once grimm and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like neil gaimans the graveyard. Far far away a national book award finalistan edgar award finalista california book award gold medal winnera dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of neil gaiman. Far far away is a wonderfully lyrical book with a nod to the the original traditions of fairy tales as told by the brothers grimm. But if you cant get your head around any of these concepts, this is probably not a book youll enjoy.

Love, hate, and debate about audience have all bubbled up around tom mcneals far far away. The narrator of the video is also the reader on the far far away audiobook, w. Far far away by tom mcneal uk book cover jacob grimm is not only a ghost in far far away, but also the narrator of the story which gives us, the readers, a real behind the scenes feel which i really enjoyed. Far far away stands at 384 pages and was published june 11, 20 by knopf books for young readers. Review, bookpage far far away is an incredibly imaginative modern fairy tale told through the firstperson narration of the ghost of jacob grimm.

Buy far far away book online at best prices in india on. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Watch the short youtube video 27 seconds for a quick introduction. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Having been abandoned by a capricious mother, neglected by his evergrieving father, and left impoverished and friendless by a string of. There are subtle hints of the brothers grimm stories throughout.

Far far away is an incredibly imaginative modern fairy tale told through the firstperson narration of the ghost of jacob grimm. Far far away by tom mcneal overdrive rakuten overdrive. Buy a cheap copy of far far away book by tom mcneal. Tom mcneal was born in santa ana, california, where his father and grandfather raised oranges. Suspenseful with a sinister villain, far far away is equally heartwarming as it is scary. With his help, jeremy tries to save the family bookshop, survive an unsavory adventure and find his place in the world. First published by knopf in 20, far far away is available as an unabridged audiobook from the listening library. Your book includes some charming and fantastical details, but also a lot of menace. Sep, 2015 veteran writer tom mcneal has crafted a young adult novel at once grimm and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like neil gaimans the graveyard book and holly blacks doll bones. Life has been tough after his mother left and his father became a recluse, but one voice in particular proves his salvation. It is difficult to slot it into one genre, which i think is an advantage, its fantasy, fairy tale, thriller and mystery all rolled into one amazing adventure. Far far away written by tom mcneal published by alfred a. Far far away was one such book the first 75 pages or so were elegant, urbane and allaround fun.

Specifically the older ones that werent afraid of a little darkness. Not only does he have double the same last name, he also claims to hear voices. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Jacob watches over jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world. Far far away npr coverage of far far away by tom mcneal. Thats what tom mcneal has captured in far far away.

But when he admits this, the townspeople of never better treat him like an outsider. Love, hate, and debate about audience have all bubbled up around tom mcneal s far far away. It says quite a lot about jeremy johnson johnson that the strangest. Far far away by tom mcneal 2014, paperback for sale. If youre a believer in happy endings, in fairy tales, enchanted spells, ghosts that have a purpose, and evil forests, than tom mcneals wonderfully magical far far away is a book for you. And as anyone familiar with the grimm brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings. Far, far away tom mcneal i really enjoyed this book. Browse tom mcneals bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. A national book award finalistan edgar award finalista california book award gold medal winnera dark, contemporary fairy tale in the. Jacob watches over jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the. Readers who love spotting allusions will appreciate this intelligent book s robust vocabulary, its inclusion of french, german and swedish words, and the real scholarship behind it. Far far away by tom mcneal penguin books australia.

Far far away by tom mcneal penguin random house audio. Jacob watches over jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this. His prizewinning short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. Acclaimed author tom mcneal weaves a tale both eerily familiar and hauntingly new in his first solo young adult novel, far far away. Far far away captures the wit of doctor who, the magical appeal of narnia and hogwarts, the nononsense approach to writing about nonsensical things previously mastered by jasper fforde, the enchantment of timeless fairy tales, and the harsh realities of the real world all in one pretty, delightful, 384page package. It is perhaps the most polarizing title of the year. The benevolent spirit of jacob grimm has haunted teenager jeremy johnson johnson since he was a child. Home tom laura collaborations contact le blog novels by tom and laura mcneal. I thought author tom mcneal might just be gods gift to ya fiction. Jun 18, 20 far far away by tom mcneal uk book cover. Theres something beautiful about those tales and their ability to show the true nature of things. Apr 17, 20 it says quite a lot about jeremy johnson johnson that the strangest thing about him isnt even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Tom mcneals, far far away book cover isbn 9780375849725.

The benevolent spirit of jacob grimm has haunted teenager jeremy johnson johnson. Tom mcneal, author of far far away in far far away, a boy named jeremy johnson johnson finds himself to be the outcast in a small town. Mcneal in his first solo novel for teensweaves in fantastical fairytale details into this inventive and deeply. Jun 11, 20 far far away ebook written by tom mcneal.

843 621 202 274 576 913 604 1243 82 880 1486 498 35 53 523 761 1589 703 1029 1045 466 212 846 1631 1115 389 1206 1091 1017 135 286 159 943 1481 698 1237 229 648 223 1410 1102 132 375 1419 164