When Marnie Was There

  • by Joan G. Robinson
  • Narrated by Jan Francis
  • 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Arrietty. Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems....
Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes.
She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn't judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes....

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What the Critics Say

"Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity.... The most striking novel in its genre since Tom's Midnight Garden." (Times Literary Supplement)
/"Extraordinarily potent fantasy...the climax is both thrilling and intensely moving." (The Spectator)
"Deeply perceptive." (Children's Book News)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited