The Court of the Stone Children

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 191 pages
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Winner of the National Book Award

Someone draws Nina to the ancient courtyard. Someone from another time . . .

Who is Dominique? When Nina first sees her in the French Museum, she senses that there is something unreal about the strange, beautiful girl. In fact, Domi is from Napoleon's time, and she has come to get Nina's help. For Domi's father was executed as a traitor during the French Revolution, and Domi is convinced that Nina can prove his innocence. But to save Domi's father, Nina will have to solve a mystery that has lasted two centuries. And she will have to travel back through time, back to France and the court of the stone children. . . .

"An expert gothic tale. . . . Not just a fine book but a brilliant one."--The New York Times

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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Took me a little while to get into because of my annoyance with the main character's parents, but was quickly absorbed by the story. I found most of the characters likable and lively, particularly ... Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I never quite connected to the characters on this one. Somehow the children didn’t seem very much like children, or at least their dialogue didn’t. In Odile’s case this makes perfect sense, but for Nina it’s a bit more problematic. [Oct. 2010] Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Eleanor Frances (Butler) Cameron (1912-1996) was a children's author and critic. She published 20 books in her lifetime, including The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954) and its sequels, a collection of critical essays called The Green and Burning Tree (1969), and The Court of the Stone Children (1973), which won the U.S. National Book Award in category Children's Books.

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