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The Midnight Folk summary ☆ 8 free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ John Masefield John Masefield ñ 8 download ‘Don’t you have any fear Kay We’re the guards we are We hear that the house has gone all to sixes and sevens since we left it but that’s going to be remedied now’Young Kay Harker lives in an old house in the country filled with portraits of his ancestors His only companions are his unpleasant guardian Sir Theopompus and his governess Sylvia Daisy Pouncer who Kay suspects has stolen all his toys Life is lonely and dull until one night Kay’s great grandpapa Harker a sea captain steps out of his portrait to tell him about a stolen treasure that. A really great childrens book I can see that some readers might find this inaccessible It s a book that reuires attention to be paid and some parts of conversation just like the box of delights could be fairly described as going on a bit But if you persevere you are rewarded with a very special and important story I am in no doubt this story had lots that inspired JKRowling and if anyone has read both this and the voyage of the dawn treador they will know that inspiration is far too polite a way of putting it but vast chunks of the storyline have been taken and used by CSLewis in places it feels almost word for word This story has all the ingredients of the perfect childrens book cats that can speak animal costumes that you can slip on and become the animal secret passages codes witches paintings that come alive buried treasure evil guardians mermaids pirates talking otters and foxes and toys that are alive and can come to your aid We loved the characters of Nibbins and Bitem If you re reading this book aloud it will be fun doing all the different characters voices although I found Nibbin s voice hurt after a while high pitched cattish voice Beautiful illustrations too Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes old house in the country filled with portraits The Teams Milking Cow of his ancestors His Report an issue one night Kay’s great grandpapa Harker a sea captain steps Zenith out A Pale Light in the Black of his portrait to tell him about a stolen treasure that. A really great childrens book I can see that some readers might find this inaccessible It s a book that reuires attention to be paid and some parts Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves #1 of delights could be fairly described as going Spieserye on a bit But if you persevere you are rewarded with a very special and important story I am in no doubt this story had lots that inspired JKRowling and if anyone has read both this and the voyage Feral of the dawn treador they will know that inspiration is far too polite a way Krismis van Map Jacobs of putting it but vast chunks Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of the storyline have been taken and used by CSLewis in places it feels almost word for word This story has all the ingredients Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the perfect childrens book cats that can speak animal costumes that you can slip Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, #1) on and become the animal secret passages codes witches paintings that come alive buried treasure evil guardians mermaids pirates talking Mensa Riddles Conundrums otters and foxes and toys that are alive and can come to your aid We loved the characters Julie of the Wolves of Nibbins and Bitem If you re reading this book aloud it will be fun doing all the different characters voices although I found Nibbin s voice hurt after a while high pitched cattish voice Beautiful illustrations too

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The Midnight Folk summary ☆ 8 free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ John Masefield John Masefield ñ 8 download Belongs to Kay’s family The evil Abner Brown is searching for it too but Kay is helped by the midnight folk creatures like Nibbins the cat and Rollicum Bitem Lightfoot the fox and even his lost toys who will join him on his dangerous uestThe Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative story telling a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches lost treasure and talking animals Although it was published in 1927 it evokes an older world houses are lit by oil lamps and travel is by horse carriage – or broomstick Masefield perfectly captures a child’s persp. An amazing dream of a book that unfolds with surreal logic as cats talk witches fly foxes plot against gamekeepers model ships sail away with a water rat captains and a hundred other odd and wonderful things while Kay tries to discover the fate of his great grandfather s lost treasure The voices and the language are as magical as the various miraculous and mysterious occurrences It utterly refuses to make any sense of things or offer explanations or justifications It s pretty much its own justification that s what Report an issue of imaginative story telling a glorious cornucopia Zenith of pirates and witches lost treasure and talking animals Although it was published in 1927 it evokes an A Pale Light in the Black older world houses are lit by Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves #1 or broomstick Masefield perfectly captures a child’s persp. An amazing dream Spieserye of a book that unfolds with surreal logic as cats talk witches fly foxes plot against gamekeepers model ships sail away with a water rat captains and a hundred Feral other Krismis van Map Jacobs odd and wonderful things while Kay tries to discover the fate Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of his great grandfather s lost treasure The voices and the language are as magical as the various miraculous and mysterious Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche occurrences It utterly refuses to make any sense Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, #1) of things Mensa Riddles Conundrums or Julie of the Wolves offer explanations The Right Swipe or justifications It s pretty much its Touched own justification that s what

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The Midnight Folk summary ☆ 8 free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ John Masefield John Masefield ñ 8 download Ective from the terrors of tigers under the bed to the horrors of declining a Latin adjective Yet there is also plenty of humour that adults will appreciate from Miss Piney Trigger who swigs champagne in bed and prides herself on having backed a host of Derby winners to Kay’s lessons ‘Divinity was easy as it was about Noah’s Ark French was fairly easy as it was about the cats of the daughter of the gardener’ This mingling of past and present reality and fantasy has made this one of the most rewarding and influential children’s books ever writte. I remember my mum reading some of this to me when I was about 8 or 9 and being mightily confused and not overly impressed I presume I finished reading it for myself being an insatiable bookworm who kept a torch under the pillow for emergency reading sessions Having sampled the delights of E Nesbit and CSLewis who wrote so beautifully for children I am afraid I found Masefield s prose very contrived and convoluted Mum however being a great fan of the Laureate s poetry followed this up with The Box Of Delights which I found almost as impenetrable until the delightful BBC serialisation came out in time to entrance my own children I therefore reserved my judgement and continued to honour my old puffin paperback with a place on my bookshelves until it literally fell apart Re reading The Midnight Folk on kindle as an adult I was finally able to decode the arcane references to the classics and Latin grammar early on in the story but still feel I am somehow missing the point The weird dislocations of the story which constantly jumps between reality dreamworld nightmare magic past and present etc just don t make sense to me any now than as a child I mean to say I can follow them But I don t like the confusing jumble Of course that is the whole point of magicit doesn t make sense and transcends the real world but personally I prefer structure and less confusion in my stories Many times Masefield tells the reader through Kay Oh it must have been a dream To account for the confusion But then after all it s not a dream Ok I was never that keen on Alice either as a child However the way in which Kay is suddenly able to be transformed into a being who can swim with the otters fly with the bats listen in on foxes conversations etc is genuinely delightful and I can see how this story will have inspired many other authors In today s world where everything shared publically with children must be subjected to the PC censorship rules one might think twice or thrice about sharing Masefield s extra ordinary tale at all in which a presumably benevolent dictator is suddenly invoked and rewarded at the end of the story with a great treasure trove though Kay is arguably an abused child living parentless under the awful tyranny of a governess who turns out to be a witch So that s ok then

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Midnight Folk
  • John Masefield
  • English
  • 11 February 2017
  • 9780006724162