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With this meshing of the magical and the real, Boston evokes a childlike world of wonder. She compounds the effect by combining gorgeous images and eerily evocative writing. Toseland goes out on a snowy morning: "In front of him, the world was an unbroken dazzling cloud of crystal stars, except for the moat, which looked like a strip of night that had somehow sinned and had no stars in it." The loosely plotted story is given more resonance still through liberal use of biblical imagery and Anglo-Saxon mythology. For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape. --Claire Dederer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this many years ago & then again recently & still love it.
Too bad, this is a story I would have loved to have someone read to me when I was a kid and which I look forward to reading to my own kids.
The story is a bit spooky, definitely old-fashioned, mysterious, and sweet, all at the same time!
After watching Julian Fellowes movie "From Time to Time", I was fascinated by Lucy Boston. Timeless story that kept my whole family captivated from grade schoolers to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mauidreemn
The Children of Green Knowe is great as long as you’re cool with the fact that it is not so much a novel as a long, atmospheric, lovingly detailed description of a slightly magical... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jennifer Wankat
This edition is disappointing. The cover art is out of sync with the timing of the story, and implies a creepiness that doesn't exist. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MorningStar Leon
The Green Knowe series is absolutely excellent! You just can't put these books down once you start reading them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the Green Knowe books. They are all so gentle and wise and spooky and fascinating. And they are all so different from each other! Read morePublished 11 months ago by TJ
I read these when I was a kid and loved them. My mum sent me one of the books recently and I read it and wanted to get the whole series for my grandchildren. Each book is great. Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Axe
I first read these in grade school, and checked the same books out from the library over the years from time to time. They are bittersweet fantasy, sweet and beautifully written. Read morePublished 13 months ago by G. Kennaugh
I liked the book very much and would have given it five stars for my money. But I do not think that I caqn recommend it to many people, because it lacks action.Published 14 months ago by Gesine Kröhnke