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The Great Blue Yonder (PB) Paperback – 12 Apr 2002


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New Ed edition (12 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330397001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330397001
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A poignant, funny and powerful book about grief - which makes death seen a bit less frightening, without ever patronising the reader. An astonishing, life affirming read. Harry is dead...and wishes more than anything that he had time to say goodbye to everyone he left behind... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Alex Shearer lives with his family in Somerset. He has written more than a dozen books for both adults and children, as well as many successful television series, films, and stage and radio plays. He has had over thirty different jobs, and has never given up trying to play the guitar.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
Harry finds himself dead, hit by a lorry when he was out on his bike. He ends up in a queue, waiting to be registered into a computer. He meets a victorian boy, who is also dead. He tells Harry that when they have finished their unfinished business, they move onto the Blue Yonder, the orange glow in the sky. Harry finds that what he wants to do is say sorry to his sister, who he had an argument with before he left the house on his bike to get knocked over by the lorry. Some parts of this story, are funny, but other parts make you feel like you want to cry. It is quite an unusual book, as I have never read about how it feels to be dead. It is not depressing. It makes you think about how people are important to you, but you never realise at the time. I think that it is suitable for people my age (11-12)but I think that adults would enjoy it too, if they were looking for a good, but easy read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 Mar. 2005
Format: Paperback
The Great Blue Younder is one of the best childrens book that I have read in a long time.
The story is about a young boy, called Harry - who dies in a tragic accident, shortly after a bitter row with his older sister in which hurtful words were said agaist one and another. Harry, feeling guilty for what he had said in his temper; before his untimly death, can not rest till he apologieses to her.
This heartwarming book is nicly laid out with Harry telling the story, using words which I have never found in children books before - but which makes it seem more real and down to earth.
Alex Shearer not only gives us a good book that you wont be able to put down, memoral and likeable chariters who, in times, you will feel for; but also the frightening fact that we should never argue with our siblings as anything could happen.
The Great Blue Younder does deserve some kind of award.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By maxine on 18 Nov. 2003
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book was extremley well written, and presents the reader with a wonderful insight to one persons view if the afterlife. This book had me captivated from beginning to end, and i would recommend it to anyone, adult or child. I never wanted the book to finish, just wanted it to carry on forever.
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Format: Paperback
The Great Blue Yonder is a brillant book about a boy who is killed by a lorry, how he explains about the great blue yonder a place on the horizon where the sun never quite sets, and the mystery of when you go there and what happens. Alex Shearer the author explains a young boy's point of view of "the other lands"and about what you do in heaven and how you see all the people who have died in the past.Overall I think the "The Great Blue Yonder" is a brillant and very moving book which is very well written.
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