That Night's Train (Hardback)
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That Night's Train (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 25/10/2012
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On a train trip with her grandmother, young Banafsheh meets a woman who reminds her of her dead mother. The woman is a teacher and a writer, and she promises she will call Banafsheh and come and tell her stories. Later, the teacher weaves the encounter into a story that she tells to the children in her classroom. The children are entranced by the story and imagine how it will turn out. Surely, they say, the teacher will call the little girl.

But the teacher never calls, though Banafsheh waits faithfully by the phone and refuses even to go out to play. Meanwhile, the teacher is disconcerted by her class's reaction, and she agonizes over how to end her story. As a writer, she feels that the story is more important than anything else, and that the ending must be exciting and eventful, no matter what. Perhaps Banafsheh will even have to become ill and die?

In the end, the teacher does visit Banafsheh, but finds that it is too little too late. Banafsheh is very angry with the teacher, and hurt. Finally, the teacher makes the biggest sacrifice she knows - her manuscript - in order to save the friendship.

This is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful novel that raises intriguing and child-friendly questions about how real life and stories are interwoven, who owns stories, and whether they can ever truly disappear.

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781554981694
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 191 x 127 mm


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"The train lay there like a dragon from a fairy tale, with no ends in sight. The teacher thought about fairy tales, and how some of them were real, and some imaginary."
from the book

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