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The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe Chronicles #01)

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ISBN13: 9780152024680
ISBN10: 0152024689
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Publisher Comments:

L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. Now the children of Green Knowe — both alive and ghostly — are back in appealing new editions.

The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new cover art by Brett Helquist (illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events) gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers.

Review:

"[F]or the right child, the Greene Knowe books convey an unforgettable sense of place and a glimpse at the cyclical nature of time." Hornbook Guide to Children

Review:

"The Green Knowe books are illustrated by Mrs. Boston's son, Peter, who was an architect. He grew up in the house so the drawings quite accurately and evocatively fit the story." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

L. M. Bostons classic Green Knowe series is back. Enjoy these timeless stories in five new beautiful editions.

About the Author

Lucy Maria Boston (1892-1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is this house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe series.

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crowyhead, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I'm so glad this book has been reprinted -- it's a truly enchanting children's fantasy novel, with just the right amount of creepiness and mystery. It's also a great one to read aloud.
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eshaw, September 17, 2006 (view all comments by eshaw)
All of the Green Knowe books are fabulous, but my favourite is "The Children of Green Knowe". Young Toseland (Tolly) has been sent to England to boarding school because his father, stationed in Burma with the military, has remarried a stepmother whom Tolly does not really like. After a couple of lonely vacations at his boarding school, his Great-Grandmother (on his dead mother's side) sends for him to spend Christmas with her, and the lonely little boy finds not only congenial family in "Granny Partridge" but also in The Others, ghost children who lived and died in the 1600s at this selfsame house. The story is told in such a way, from the child's point of view, that it is not clear whether it's imagination or he's really experiencing ghostly encounters, and there's nothing scary about it at all. I have always been fascinated by old houses filled with old toys and artefacts ("Gone-Away Lake" is another of my favourites) and anyone who has had the sense that the family and circumstances into which she's been born have nothing to do with the real person she is will love this book. Who wouldn't like to be Tolly, who is not only taken away from an unsympathetic boarding school to be sent to choir school, but who finds family that welcome him, want him and understand him and doesn't treat him as if he's a child? I have a liking for the 16th and 17th century history expressed in this book too, and have explored some old houses and buildings in England with delight. Some day I will go to see this one too. I recommend this story to all ages. It will touch a chord in any child, I believe.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152024680
Author:
Boston, L. M.
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Illustrator:
Helquist, Brett
Illustrator:
Boston, Peter
ill.:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Boston, Peter
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Great-grandmothers
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Green Knowe Chronicles (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Review" by , "[F]or the right child, the Greene Knowe books convey an unforgettable sense of place and a glimpse at the cyclical nature of time."
"Review" by , "The Green Knowe books are illustrated by Mrs. Boston's son, Peter, who was an architect. He grew up in the house so the drawings quite accurately and evocatively fit the story."
"Synopsis" by ,
L. M. Bostons classic Green Knowe series is back. Enjoy these timeless stories in five new beautiful editions.

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