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The many lives of John Stone /

by Buckley-Archer, Linda [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : SSBFYR, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 529 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781481426374 (hardcover); 1481426370 (hardcover); 9781481426381 (pbk.); 1481426389 (pbk.).Subject(s): Longevity -- Juvenile fiction | Summer employment -- Juvenile fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Juvenile fiction | Longevity -- Fiction | Summer employment -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Paranormal fictionSummary: When seventeen-year-old Spark takes a summer job working at a secluded house in England, organizing journals that span centuries and all written in the same hand, she discovers her true connection to the people who live there and the trait that makes them unique.
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An English teen questions all she knows about aging when she encounters a set of journals that date from the present back to the reign of King Louis XIV in this blend of contemporary and historical fiction from the author of the acclaimed Gideon trilogy.<br> <br> Stella Park (Spark for short) has found summer work cataloging historical archives in John Stone's remote and beautiful house in Suffolk, England. She wasn't quite sure what to expect, and her uncertainty about living at Stowney House only increases upon arriving: what kind of people live in the twenty-first century without using electricity, telephones, or even a washing machine? Additionally, the notebooks she's organizing span centuries--they begin in the court of Louis XIV in Versailles--but are written in the same hand. Something strange is going on for sure, and Spark's questions are piling up. Who exactly is John Stone? What connection does he have to these notebooks? And more importantly, why did he hire her in the first place?

When seventeen-year-old Spark takes a summer job working at a secluded house in England, organizing journals that span centuries and all written in the same hand, she discovers her true connection to the people who live there and the trait that makes them unique.

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While far from home, seventeen-year-old Spark is offered a job by the mysterious John Stone. Charged with cataloging the mysterious man's journals, Spark learns that John Stone has had many lives over the centuries. This inventive story provides a nuanced perspective on life during different eras in Europe and rewards readers undetered by the novel's slow start. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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