The Great Blue Yonder

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| Teacher English: Mss.Stärk

Date:21-10-12|
Alex shearer

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TopicPage
Cover1
Index2
A. Book information3
B. Information about the author3
C. Summary about the content3
D. Own opinion3

A. Book information
1. Title: The great blue yonder
2. Name of the author: Alex shearer
3. Year of first publication: 2001
4. Name of the person who created the cover design: Macmillan Children’s Books 5. Genre: drama
6. Theme: keep thinking from your heart, to do the right things. 7. Main Characters:
- Harry: boy, 12 years old, stubborn but inside he is very humble and friendly - Arthur: boy, 12 years old, shy and a bit modest
B. Information about the author
Shearer was recognized as a television scenario writer at age 29 after having produced over 30 works. He was active as a writer for television, movies, theatre, and radio. Alex Shearer started his writing career as a scriptwriter and has had great success in that field. His credits include The Two of Us, the 1990s sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst. More recently he has started writing for children. His Wilmot stories have been adapted for TV by Yorkshire television, and his children's novel, The Greatest Store in the World, was screened as a feature length TV film on Christmas Eve 1999 by the BBC. Alex's recent novel 'The Speed of the Dark' was shortlisted for the 2002 Guardian Fiction Prize. C. Summary:

Harry is a boy who had a quarrel with his sister. He was so mad, that he stood in front of a truck and was killed. When Harry gets hit by a truck and dies, he entered in "The Other Side". You have to register with the check-in-desk. Harry was walking to the desk when a man came to him. He said that Harry was not dead. He said to him that he simply could solve the quarrel with his sister. Harry said: "send me back!”. But, it does not work that way explains the...
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