The Speed of the Dark by Alex Shearer

The Speed of the Dark by Alex Shearer

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Christopher Mallan loves Enrst Eckmann's sculptures. He visits the gallery often on his way home from school to marvel at the perfect miniatures beneath their glass domes. Until one day, the impossible happens - and Christopher sees a sculpture so real that it moves, dances, even seems to breathe.

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A breath-takingly clever novel about power and loss from the author of The Great Blue Yonder. Ernst Eckmann is an artist. He specialises in the art of the impossible - objects so tiny, so perfect, that they cannot be real. A tiny camel passes through the eye of a real needle; a pyramid is carved into a grain of sugar; a tiny polar bear, barely visible to the naked eye, sits on an iceberg of salt. Eckmann works in silence, carving between heartbeats. Christopher Malian loves Eckmann's sculptures. He visits the gallery often on his way home from school to marvel at the perfect miniatures beneath their glass domes. Until one day, the impossible happens - and Christopher sees a sculpture so real that it moves, dances, even seems to breathe...

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SKU GOR002032032
Title The Speed of the Dark
Author By (author) Alex Shearer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1405020423
ISBN 13 9781405020428
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A breath-takingly clever novel about power and loss from the author of The Great Blue Yonder. Ernst Eckmann is an artist. He specialises in the art of the impossible - objects so tiny, so perfect, that they cannot be real. A tiny camel passes through the eye of a real needle; a pyramid is carved into a grain of sugar; a tiny polar bear, barely visible to the naked eye, sits on an iceberg of salt. Eckmann works in silence, carving between heartbeats. Christopher Malian loves Eckmann's sculptures. He visits the gallery often on his way home from school to marvel at the perfect miniatures beneath their glass domes. Until one day, the impossible happens - and Christopher sees a sculpture so real that it moves, dances, even seems to breathe...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002032032
Title The Speed of the Dark
Author By (author) Alex Shearer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1405020423
ISBN 13 9781405020428
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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