Megan is a thirteen-year-old teenage girl, who realises that she has psychic powers that others do not have. At first, she tried to talk to her mother about them, but with disastrous consequences, so she learned to keep quiet about them. However, some people do offer to help and an animal showed a special friendship, but they were not 'alive' in the normal sense of the word. They had passed on. Megan has three such friends: Wacinhinsha, her Spirit Guide, who had been Sioux in his last life on Earth; her maternal grandfather, Gramps and a huge Siberian tiger called Grrr. Wacinhinsha is extremely knowledgeable in all things spiritual, psychic and paranormal; her grandfather is a novice 'dead person' and Grrr can only speak Tiger, as one might imagine and most of that, of course is unintelligible to humans. In 'Megan Goes on Holiday', the family goes on holiday abroad and Megan becomes besotted with the place. On her return home, she makes a bit of a fool of herself by pretending to be what she is not and showing off. However her mother and a few others bring her back to reality Wacinhinsha gives her an explanation for her recent infatuation with her holiday destination.
Edwin Abbott was a mathematician who used the idea of 'Flatland' - a world of just two dimensions - to poke fun at caste-ridden Victorian Society. The book also allowed him to explore the nature of dimensions and our own perceptual limitations. In the book a three-dimensional being can view the workings of 'Flatland' yet remains invisible to its two-dimensional inhabitants. Abbott then leads the reader into the contemplation of new dimensions that may yet exist beyond our own 'real world' of height, width and length. Similar developments in Modern Physics have greatly increased 'Flatland's' popular appeal, with Isaac Asimov hailing the book as "the best introduction into... perceiving dimensions."
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