The Grave

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Groundwood Books, Mar 1, 2002 - Ireland - 240 pages
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Abandoned in a department store as a baby, thirteen-year-old Tom Mullen has been shuffled from one rotten foster home to another his entire life. When he hears rumors that a mass grave has been unearthed on his school grounds, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to it. The grave pulls Tom down into its terrible darkness and beyond, where he discovers that he is no longer in Liverpool in 1974 but in Ireland in 1847, at the height of the potato famine. A family named Monaghan takes him in, and for the first time Tom experiences what it is like to have parents and siblings who care for one another.But why has Tom been transported through time and space? And why must the grave keep yanking him back to his dreary lonely existence in Liverpool? Most of all, what does it mean that the Monaghan's son, Tully, is practically Tom's double?

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User Review  - Casey Reeder - Goodreads

The Grave, by James Heneghan is a story about thirteen year old Tom Mullen who is thrown back into time to discover his future. First person is used throughout the story to help the reader relate to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Lin - Goodreads

Tom Mullen has been an orphan since he was a baby. He has moved from a couple of homes through his life. Tom's life was depressing for him, until he got sucked into the past, reliving the Irish Famine ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

James Heneghan was raised in Ireland and in Liverpool, England, where he worked as a policeman. After coming to Canada, he was a police fingerprint specialist before becoming a teacher. He has won the Arthur Ellis Award for Juvenile Crime Fiction and is a three-time winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Book Prize for Children's Literature. He lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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