- Series: New Windmills
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers (December 31, 1950)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0435120018
- ISBN-13: 978-0435120016
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Otterbury Incident (New Windmills) Hardcover – December 31, 1950
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Top Customer Reviews
A drily humorous book, the Incident tells the story of a group of schoolchildren in a post-war English town who decided to deal with a gang of criminals on their own, reasoning that adults would just muck up the proceedings. The writer, C. Day Lewis, has an elegant and understated way with words, which is understandable, seeing that he was a professor of poetry at Oxford.
In this era of ebooks, The Otterbury Incident is a book that should be owned in hard copy. Your children will enjoy it and adults, if not too thick-witted, will enjoy it as well. Edward Ardizzone's illustrations are a lovely addition with their spare, black ink expressiveness.
By the way, this easily deserves five stars. If you are concerned about the fact that my reviews are generally only four or five stars, thinking me too much of a pushover, think again. I like very few of the books that I encounter. I do not review those, choosing only to review standouts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a really good story although it was a bit confusing at first. It has good descriptive words and is suitable for all ages. A must-read!Published on June 23, 1999
This is a charming and exciting book for children in upper primary or intermediate grades. Special appeal to boys particularly those in that " soldier" stage of... Read morePublished on February 28, 1999