Version: Unabridged
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Narrator: Staci Snell
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: January 2008
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 20 minutes
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Who is Sam, and what do his strange dreams mean?
The shock of icy water as a boat crashes onto rocks feels real; so does the castle high above him that is almost hidden in the mists. And what about the number eleven woven into all those dreams?
The papers Sam finds in the locked box in the attic may hold the answers-if only he could read them. But to Sam, words are like spiders flexing their thin legs as they move across the page. Words are impossible. It's wood that Sam understands, wood that he loves to shape and to build with.
Caroline, the new girl, who bursts into Sam's classroom one day and warns him that she's not there to stay, helps build a castle with him, and reads those papers. Together they set out to discover who Sam really is and where he belongs.

Author Details

Author Details

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Newbery Honor books, "Lily's Crossing" and P"ictures of Hollis Woods," She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut.

"From the Hardcover edition."