Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston

Time for a classic children's story.

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). (episode 1) (episode 2) (episode 3)

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