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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date August 11, 2008
Pages 224
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439518502
ISBN-10 1439518505
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Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
An Edgar Award Winner

Two years after his father's mysterious disappearance, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath, he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. What did happen to his father? Is he dead or just gone? Then Jim meets Ruth Rose. Moody, provocative, she's the bad-girl stepdaughter of Father Fisher, Jim's father's childhood friend and the town pastor, and she shocks Jim out of his stupor when she tells him her stepfather is a murderer. "Don't you want to know who he murdered?" she asks. Jim doesn't. Ruth Rose is clearly crazy -- a sixteen-year-old misfit. Yet something about her fierce conviction pierces Jim's shell. He begins to burn with a desire for the truth, until it becomes clear that it may be more unsettling than he can bear. What is the real meaning of the strange prayers Father Fisher intones behind the door of his private sanctuary? Why does Ruth Rose suddenly disappear? And what really happened thirty years ago when a boy died in a burning house?
 
The Boy in the Burning House is the winner of the 2002 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374309305 Book cover for 9780786244355
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2002); titled "The Boy in the Burning House"
9780786244355 | details & prices | 299 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 2001); titled "The Boy in the Burning House"
9780374309305 | details & prices | 213 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.
from Dk Pub (August 1, 2001); titled "The Boy in the Burning House"
9780789456212 | details & prices | 213 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $17.95
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374408879
 
Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 8, 2003); titled "The Boy in the Burning House"
9780374408879 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.44 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (August 1, 2003)
9780606290012 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.49
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613690454 Book cover for 9781439518502
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (August 11, 2008); titled "The Boy in the Burning House"
9781439518502 | details & prices | 224 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $15.95
About: An Edgar Award WinnerTwo years after his father's mysterious disappearance, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely.
from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2003)
9780613690454 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.15
About: Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.

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