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The Resource Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Label
Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black
Title
Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld" --
Summary
After being injured fighting fires caused by German bombing in 1944 London, Harry learns that his soldier brother has been killed and he descends beneath the city on an otherworldly journey inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2020
Assigning source
Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10798684
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedgwick, Marcus
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sedgwick, Julian
  • Deacon, Alexis
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orpheus
  • Brothers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fire fighters
  • London (England)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781536204377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1075025135
  • (OCoLC)1075025135
Label
Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781536204377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1075025135
  • (OCoLC)1075025135

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