Stranger at the Window

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Houghton Mifflin, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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Alcock explores a contemporary issue: the plight of a child who is a refugee in an alien society. And as four children try to provide a safe haven for this stranger in a strange land, they begin to understand their own strengths as well as their limitations. Stranger at the Window contains the elements that are the hallmark of Vivien Alcock's books - a strong plot, a determined heroine, and a beautiful command of the English language. "Childhood is," Alcock has written, "an exciting and dangerous time, and it fascinates me." Her books reflect that excitement, danger, and fascination.

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

Interesting through not thoroughly convincing exploration of timely themes (immigration, do-good-ism, coming of age). I think I liked the houses better than the people overall, but I will be looking for more of Alcock's writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine Mustread - Goodreads

Mary has seen ghosts since she was a baby and after learning about her great-great-grandmother and sumbling through a time wreck near her home in London, she understands why. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
17
Section 3
25
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Vivien Alcock (1924 - 2003) is the well-known author of many compelling mysteries and supernatural fantasies for children. Childhood is, she once wrote, "an exciting and dangerous time, and it fascinates me." Her books reflect that excitement, danger, and fascination.

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