By Peter Dickinson
For one younger boy, a field packed with not anything is a price tag to adventure…
While skipping tuition, James sees his mom in the street. He geese inside of an deserted shop, the place an elderly shopkeeper asks what he desires to purchase. whilst James says “nothing,” the previous guy sells it to him: a heavy cardboard field filled packed with best not anything. James attempts to provide an explanation for this to his mom, yet she doesn’t think him and throws the field over the fence and into the sell off. He sneaks in to retrieve his new possession—and unearths himself trapped in one other world.
The unload is an eerie position populated by means of hyperintelligent rats, gigantic seagulls, and a truly shrewdpermanent pile of rubbish referred to as the Burra. as soon as it was once a thriving group, yet whatever unusual has occurred, and the sell off has turn into caught in time. To come again domestic, James needs to aid the Burra keep the dump—using all of the not anything he can find.
This book positive factors an illustrated own historical past of Peter Dickinson together with infrequent photographs from the author’s assortment.
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A Box of Nothing by Peter Dickinson