Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 6
- Reading age: 9 to 12
Commended for the 2008 Best Books for Kids and Teens
The year is 2099. North America is in chaos, ruined by years of war, terrorism, and ecological destruction. Marauding motorcycle gangs roam the land, while a secret society of mutants who practice devilish rites terrorize the innocent. Young Toby Johnson lives with his father, one of the Old Believers, a religious sect that clings to stern moral values. Although embarrassed by his father’s quaint ways, Toby is horrified when a motorcycle gang attacks their modest homestead.
To help the old man, the boy must travel with his dog across the dangerous countryside, a journey on which he is joined by a mysterious black man named Jim White, who seems to be in touch with higher powers and may himself be angel or demon. In the end Toby earns a saving gift for his father and meets Sarah clever, beautiful, and haunted by a demonic past who will change his life forever. A retelling of the biblical Book of Tobit, Demon in My View is a powerful breakthrough novel.
About the author
Tom Henighan is the author of 17 published books, including Mercury Man, shortlisted for the Red Maple Award; Viking Quest and Viking Terror, two historical novels set in medieval Canada; and more recently, Demon in My View and Doom Lake Holiday. In 2008 he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where he lives.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens
Demon in My View is a powerful breakthrough novel.
Demon in My ViewIn 2099, North America is in chaos, ruined by war, terrorism and ecological destruction. Toby lives with his father and is horrified when a motorcycle gang attacks their modest homestead. To help his father, Toby must travel across the dangerous countryside on a journey that will change his life forever.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.
Other titles by Tom Henighan
Natural Space In Literature
Imagination and Environment in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Fiction and Poetry
Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 21–30
Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas / William C. Van Horne / George Simpson / Tom Thomson / Simon Girty / Mary Pickford
Canadian Adventurers and Explorers Bundle
David Thompson / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Samuel de Champlain / John Franklin / George Simpson / Phyllis Munday
Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 21–25
Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas
Viking Quest Teachers' Guide
Dundurn Teachers' Guide
The Boy from Left Field
A Sam Montcalm Mystery