Puck of Pook's Hill

Puck of Pook's Hill

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Description

From the author of "The Jungle Book" comes a magical fantasy story, rich in historical detail and filled with intrigue and excitement

Una and Dan, reciting Shakespeare on a summer's evening in rural Sussex, unwittingly summon the elf Puck. They are taken on a fantastic journey through Britain's past, their magical companion plucking from history an array of fascinating characters for them to meet: Parnesius, a Roman centurion who manned Hadrian's wall; Wayland, a Saxon warrior and blacksmith; Sir Richard, a Norman knight who made an extraordinary journey to Africa; and many others. Each offers a story from his own life, mixing war and politics with adventure and intrigue. Each is rich with historical detail. One of the great classics of children's literature, "Puck of Pook's Hill" is by turns a fantastical story of magical otherness and a compelling exploration of history. A runaway success on first publication, it still has the power to excite children and their parents alike.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 21mm | 255g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843915022
  • 9781843915027
  • 893,034

About Rudyard Kipling

Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India but came to England as a child. He is perhaps best remembered for his children's books "Just So Stories" and "The Jungle Book," and for his novel "Kim." Marcus Sedgwick is an award-winning children's author whose books include" The Book of Dead Days," "Revolver," and "Midwinterblood," which won the Michael L. Printz Award from the ALA.
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