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The High Hills (Brambly Hedge) Hardcover – October 1, 1999

Book 6 of 8 in the Brambly Hedge Series

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: Brambly Hedge
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689830912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689830914
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-4 Absolutely stunning watercolor illustrations, full of rich details, perfectly capture the tone of this charming story about the field mice who reside in Brambly Hedge. The voles in the High Hills are in desperate need of new blankets before the cold weather arrives, and young mouse Wilfred decides to accompany Mr. Apple on his good-will mission to deliver the mouse-made quilts. Wilfred welcomes the opportunity to explore unknown territory and dreams of discovering gold on his journey. Mr. Apple and Wilfred bravely face the obstacles they encounter, and lucky Wilfred returns home with a surprise treasure after all. Young children will enjoy hearing of Wilfred's adventures (older children can handle the clearly written text themselves), and will find much to delight the eye in the old-fashioned and cheerful pictures.Bonnie R. Wheatley, Ravenscroft Lower School, Raleigh, N.C.
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"...the most research-crammed fantasy ever set before small children..." Sunday Times Magazine "Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales...nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids." The Sun (Natasha Harding)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
All of the Brambly Hedge books are wonderful. The stories are gentle and imaginative, and the illustrations are detailed and creative. I'd give all of them 5 stars except for one thing: the size of the books. On one hand their smaller size gives them a certain charm, but the first Brambly Hedge book I saw was one I took from the library in a "standard" picture book size, and you could just get lost in the illustrations. The smaller size of these books detracts from the loveliness of the pictures -- it's much more difficult to pick out the wonderful details, and the color is also a little less vibrant than the version I had seen, again making it hard to pick things out. What a disappointment, because the illustrations are half the charm of the books. If they had only made these books larger, they'd be perfect in every way.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Rochefort on January 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As in all the Brambly Hedge stories, a sweet story combined with exquisite watercolor illustrations makes this a perfect read-aloud story for the very young -- although older children and adults are certainly not immune from its charm! Those who have an interest in the fiber arts will especially appreciate the plot, as spinning, weaving -and especially dyeing- play an intregal part in this adventure. The adventure itself is gently humorous and nicely evocative of the beauty and hardship of mountain terrains. My 3-yr-old daughter finds it a great inspiration, slinging on her backpack to pretend she is like the young mouse Wilfred Toadflax, intrepid explorer...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sjb on June 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely book. The story is sweet with a twist, and the drawings are beautiful. Like another reviewer, I wish that the books were larger so that every detail of the illustrations could be seen well and lingered over. My grandson is 4 1/2 and I find that he is still a little too young for this book. He loved the illustrations and the story, but I did have to edit a bit, as it is rather wordy for his age, and his attention span isn't fabulous. He has an excellent vocabulary, but there were still some words that needed explaining, which broke the spell but which I considered a learning experience. The bottom line is that I read him to sleep with this book, and I enjoyed it, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cabell on December 14, 2013
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I love Jill Barklem's illustrations in Brambly hedge. I savor every drawing, every illustration and every word. have most all ehr books. Brilliant work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Bauman on December 17, 2013
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The Brambly Hedge series is a lovely set of books. One of my children's favorites. I would purchase this product again.
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