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The Night Tourist

(Book #1 in the Jack Perdu Series)

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Book Overview

In this haunting adventure, Marsh weaves together New York Citys secret history and its modern-day landscape to create a highly vivid ghost world, full of magical adventure and page-turning action.

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

Great story

Great book with a unique storyline. I sat and read it in one sitting. It was that good.

Awesome story and quality book for the price!

Loved the story and very impressed by the quality of the book itself for such a cheap price!

Absolutely Wonderful

I really enjoyed this book. It has become one of my favorite books and I really suggest reading it. Also, if you like it, The Graveyard Book is probably another book for you. [=

A must for fun-loving, thoughtful kids & parents

Katherine Marsh has written a gem! The Night Tourist is filled with action, thoughful musings, touching moments, and intriguing tidbits about New York City and Greek mythology. At times it reminded me of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler-- a childhood favorite that still conjurs up a feeling of amusement and delight for me. I have no doubt that The Night Tourist will do the same for kids today.

A Terrific Ghost Story

This is a terrific ghost story for the advanced young reader. This adult enjoyed it, too, though he's easily frightened and found some parts a little scary. The Night Tourist is also a page turner, with brains and action. Marsh will have you flying over and under New York City. (And if there are any Latin-studying nerds out there, please take note: this is a book you can't miss).

A Haunted Journey

The Night Tourist is a must-read for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, their teachers, librarians, reading specialists, and anyone who enjoys excellent young adult fiction. It is the adventure of Jack Perdu, a smart ninth grader who lives with his father on the campus of Yale University. Due to a near-fatal auto accident, his father sends him to Manhattan, a place he hasn't been since his mother's death eight years earlier, to see an unusual doctor. Later, in Grand Central Station, Jack meets Euri, a peculiar girl who takes him on a search for his mother through New York's ghostly underworld beneath the subway system, a metaphor for the Greek underworld. Much magical action also takes place in the night sky above the modern-day landscape of Manhattan. The Night Tourist is an intelligently crafted work of fiction. Marsh writes with a deep understanding of adolescents. The author is masterful in her development of a bonding friendship between Jack and Euri. At times, the reader will smile or even laugh out loud at the touches of humor and word play. Unexpected plot twists and suspenseful action keep the reader intrigued right up to the last page. A sequel is a must.

Orpheus Under New York

This deft take on the Orpheus myth is both funny and sad, the best kind of novel. Katherine Marsh's sly wit shines through Jack's heroic quest to the New York Underworld, a Greek-style afterlife inhabited by the ghosts of every person who ever died in the City--from Dylan Thomas to Jack's own mother. His guide? A Eurydice in prep school uniform and armed with a serious attitude. The resolution--or lack thereof--of Jack's quest begs for a sequel.