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A jewell of a book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Pobby and Dingan (Hardcover)
This story of a boy's confusion and misery as his sister is dying is an 'un-put-downable' read . By turns sad and funny, it describes Ashmol's gradual acceptance of how real his sister's imaginary friends Pobby and Dingan are to her. As real to her as is the huge opal he will find one day to their father. It's hard to believe that Rice didn't grow up in an opal mining community in Australia, his use of an apparently accurate dialect seems so right and the characters he has written so substantial. I enjoyed every word - even when I was weeping.