The Stolen Child
By (author) Keith Donohue
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Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
Book DescriptionSeven-year-old Henry Day is kidnapped by fairy changelings living in the dark forest near his home - ageless beings whose secret community is threatened by encroaching modern life. They give Henry a new name, Aniday, and the gift of agelessness - now and forever, he will be seven years old. The group has left another child in Henry's place. This changeling boy, who has morphed himself into Henry's duplicate, must adjust to a new way of life and hide his true identity from the Day family. But he can't hide his extraordinary talent for the piano, and his near-perfect performances prompt his father to suspect that he is an impostor. As he grows older the new Henry Day becomes haunted by vague but persistent memories of life in another time and place. Both Henry and Aniday search obsessively for who they were before they changed places in the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099490593
(197mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Donohue
Motion of Puppets, Hardback (October 2016)
From the bestselling author of The Boy Who Drew Monsters and The Stolen Child comes a modern take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth - a suspenseful tale of romance and enchantment.
Boy Who Drew Monsters, Paperback (October 2015)
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire.
Angels of Destruction, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Keith Donohue
Norah is a nine-year-old girl who seems to materialise out of thin air when she arrives one bitterly cold night on the doorstep of Margaret Quinn, a widow who lives alone. Norah becomes Margaret's secret, a child possessed of magical qualities. But who is she really? And what is her purpose here?
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Book Review: Stolen Child by Keith Donohue - Reviewed by Boomert (11 Jan 2010)
TITLE: The Stolen Child AUTHOR: Keith Donohue PUBLISHER: Random House (May 2006) ISBN:0 224 076 973 PRICE: $32.95 (paperback) 319 pages
Reviewed by Ann Skea (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every child acts strangely at times, and every parent wonders where that behaviour came from, where it was learned or whose genes might be responsible for it. "Must have been swapped at birth", we sometimes joke, disowning responsibility. But in more superstitious times we might not have been joking. Changelings, children stolen away by the faeries, trolls, green-men, wodwoes, hobgoblins, mischievous little people who are sometimes glimpsed and often placated by special greetings or by food left on the doorstep at night, all these are common in folk-lore. And in many places the belief in such things still lingers.
Keith Donohue draws on these stories and weaves an intriguing tale of two boys, both of whom have at one time in their lives been stolen from their families...
Author Biography - Keith Donohue
Keith Donohue is the Director of Communications for the grant-making arm of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post and is the author of the novel Angels of Destruction.
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