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The Clearing

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 18
Categories: Family, Ghosts

Author

Tim
Wynne-Jones

Appeared in

Some of the Kinder Planets

Story Summary

After storming out of the house following an argument with his parents, Ben comes face to face with a boy his own age on skis. When Ben tries to talk with him, the mysterious boy heads off into the forest. Following his tracks, Ben comes to a small cabin only to find that the owner's son had died five years before and his skis were all that they had kept.