Sunday, 19 June 2011
The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston
First published in 1954, Lucy M Boston published this series of delightful stories about her old family home.
I say delightful and mean it in an Enid Blyton, ye-olde-worlde charm kind of way. A story full of imagination, simple pleasures and family history.
I'm not quite sure if you could really call it a time slip novel - it's more like a gentle ghost story for the lonely child inside of all of us. After surviving the truly frightening yew tree in A Monster Calls, the Green Noah was a pussycat by comparison.
This would be a lovely read-aloud story for the family to enjoy together...and thanks to modern technology you can watch the 1980's BBC episodes on youtube (link below).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdhiI8XmJQI (episode 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReaDW0OyGBc&feature=related (episode 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkuMCRq9oP4&feature=related (episode 3)