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The Crows of Pearblossom Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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Huxley s story starts good and grim just the thing to hold a young audience --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), the author of Brave New World, lived the latter part of his life near the Mojave Desert, where this story is set. Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many children's books, including the Ivy and Bean series. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her at www.sophieblackall.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This book comes from an interesting background. Others have already commented on the time period Huxley wrote it in--during the second World War. It is his only children's book and he wrote it not for publication but for Olivia, the young daughter of his nextdoor neighbors (human characters who are actually referred to by name in the course of the book, further personalizing this effort of Huxley's.) There were only two copies, Huxley's and the one belonging to these neighbors. The first was destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Huxley home. The second was published following his death.
While I recognize the problem a previous reader had with this book, I must respectfully disagree. That "The Crows of Pearblossom" has a certain morbidity is in fact partly the point. Looking back on most successful children's stories, we see that they often have elements of the violent or morbid, since the first time the Big Bad Wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood and beyond. That children be acquainted by these means with some of the more unpleasant aspects of life is important.Read more ›
Jordan likes this book so I'm not going to write in a lot of psycho-babble. Maybe she sees a problem within a family that has to be solved. And it is! Maybe she sees a threat to a family that the parents must solve. And they do! Perhaps she just doesn't like snakes and feels he got what he deserves. If you have this book, it is a classic in the true sense of the word, to be treasured.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who knew?! I liked this story, dark tale, but entertaining! Not for kids, I'd guess.Published 20 hours ago by cat
We're right down from the small desert town of Pearblossom. My daughter's husband's grandparents live there. My kids attended the school mentioned in this book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Starfox
Has it all - revenge, murder , everything a child needs. Even snakes.Published 7 months ago by boxeboy
The Crow husband was disrespectful to his wife and then they killed the snake and left it as a clothesline which I thought was maybe not great for kids it's a nice book but not... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kathy D. Bigilin
This is one of our very favorite books. The story is a bit dark, but not scary. The illustrations are absolutely amazing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bellas_Mom
I bought it for a 96 year old friend for her late husband loved crows.Published 11 months ago by P. Born