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Book Title: The Truth Out There|
The author of the book: Celia Rees
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Edition: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Date of issue: December 18th 2000
ISBN 13: 9780789426680
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Thirteen-year-old Joshua Parker is "kidnapped" by his mother, spirited away for the summer to take care of his ailing grandmother. But once they arrive at the old house, crowded with memories, he begins to wonder about mysterious Uncle Patrick. Patrick has been dead for years -- he died at fourteen, in 1959. Where is his grave? Why are there no pictures of him? The simplest questions about his uncle make everyone in the family uncomfortable. When Joshua discovers Uncle Patrick's stash of rare 1950s UFO magazines and his photographically realistic drawings of alien spaceships, he realizes that Patrick had remarkable abilities -- so why doesn't anyone want to remember him?Thinking that her son deserves some answers, Joshua's mother starts to write the history of Patrick's "last" summer. Reading it on the sly, Joshua realizes that her story matches up exactly, precisely, with his new computer game, AlienState 3 -- a cult favorite. What really happened to Uncle Patrick? Did he really die? Was he taken by aliens? Or was he taken...somewhere else?
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Read information about the authorCelia Rees (born 1949) is an English author of children's literature, including some horror and fantasy books.
She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, during which time she began to write.
During her time in teaching she asked several of her pupils why they wouldn't read the books they were given and what they wanted to read about. The pupils said that they wanted books with action, horror, danger, magic and pirates.
All of these are main themes in Rees' books.
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