By Peter Dickinson
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375895012, 176pp.)
Publication Date: January 28, 1999
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Davy Price, a boy with erratic telepathic powers, finds himself in touch with the mind of a violent criminal, with whom his irresponsible father is also somehow involved. Originally published in 1973, this thrilling tale is from the writer whom Philip Pullman calls "one of the real masters of children’s literature."
Peter Dickinson, the author of many books for adults and young readers, has won numerous awards. His books for Delacorte include Eva, A Bone from a Dry Sea, and AK (all ALA Notable or Best Books); The Lion Tamer’s Daughter; and Chuck and Danielle (a Junior Literary Guild selection).