Fine, Anne Frozen Billy
New Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 (c.2005) 0-374-32481-6 / 9780374324810 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by Georgina McBain
[bottom corners bumped (more severely at rear cover), otherwise a tight clean copy; jacket shows light surface wear]. "With their father in Australia looking for work and their mother wrongfully imprisoned in Ireland, Clarrie and her brother, Will, are forced to live with their Uncle Len in England. Uncle Len works as a ventriloquist in the nearby music hall, and even though he and his dummy, Frozen Billy, put on a good show, Uncle Len is constantly drinking away the profits. ... In this chilling tale set in Edwardian England, [the author] brings to life a wooden stage dummy who may just have the power to destroy an entire family."