The River at Green Knowe

The River at Green Knowe

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  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 8mm | 77g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 014030861X
  • 9780140308617

Review Text

Green Knowe still exerts its magic for the right children - but to those who encountered it in The Children of Green Knowe and Treasure of Green Knowe it comes as something of a frustration not to find Tolly and his great-grandmother and summer adventures of three sensitive youngsters, Ida, whose aunt had rented the house for the summer, and two DP children, a Polish lad and a boy from the Orient, take the reader into the magic of the waiting river, the islands, the ancient manor house, the old hermit, who had once been a bus driver, and the good natured giant who was bored with hiding out and wanted to be a clown in a circus. Ida's aunt was an anthropologist- and giants of the past were her passion, but when the children kept their dreams to themselves. Fantasy and realism in exotic blend in a book which may prove a bit too sophisticatedly English for some American children. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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921 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 34% (316)
4 34% (314)
3 24% (222)
2 6% (55)
1 2% (14)
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