When Marnie Was There is a gripping ghost story telling of Anna's strange encounter and friendship with a shadowy girl called Marnie among the wild and watery sand dunes of the Norfolk countryside. Is Marnie real? Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in 1967, this is a classic tale with truths to tell about friendship, loneliness and family.
One of Hayao Miyazaki's top 50 favorite books for children, When Marnie Was There, is coming to the big screen with an animated adaptation by his film company, Studio Ghibli, creators of Oscar-winning Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle and Arietty, based on Carnegie-winning novel, The Borrowers. This classic ghost story comes back into print to celebrate the film's release, bringing Anna's encounters with Marnie to a new generation of readers.
Joan G. Robinson (1910-88) trained as an illustrator and in 1939 began writing and illustrating her highly acclaimed and very successful children's books. Among her works currently available are the Teddy Robinson stories published by Macmillan and the Mary-Mary series published by Hot Key Books.
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