The Whispering Knights MOBI ☆ The Whispering eBook

The Whispering Knights Pre read for my son Enjoyable ghost story for kids, written by one of my favorite authors, Penelope Lively Might be a bit too creepy for my son just now, but I think soon he ll be ready for it Lively based the stones in the book on the Rollright stones, some of which are called The Whispering Knights Yet another stop to add to my fantasy itinerary of a literary tour of Britain with my son Pre read for my son Enjoyable ghost story for kids, written by one of my favorite authors, Penelope Lively Might be a bit too creepy for my son just now, but I think soon he ll be ready for it Lively based the stones in the book on the Rollright stones, some of which are called The Whispering Knights Yet another stop to add to my fantasy itinerary of a literary tour of Britain with my son I don t know that you have done anything wrong, Miss Hepplewhite said But it is possible that you have done something rather dangerous William and Susie thought they were just playing a game when they cooked a witch s brew in the old barn and said a spell over it, but Martha was not so sure And indeed, the three friends soon learn that they have called up something dark and evil out of the distant past Our story begins when three youths, William, Martha and Susie, decide to conjure up what they believe to be a witches brew in an disused barn What they lack in raw ingredients, they make up for in ingenuity and a strong sense of belief that this will work Little do they realise that the latter, in some old parts of England, is all you need and unbeknownst to them the dormant and dangerous spirit of Morgan le Fay begins to rise and cause havoc upon the land Along with the guidance of the myst Our story begins when three youths, William, Martha and Susie, decide to conjure up what they believe to be a witches brew in an disused barn What they lack in raw ingredients, they make up for in ingenuity and a strong sense of belief that this will work Little do they realise that the latter, in some old parts of England, is all you need and unbeknownst to them the dormant and dangerous spirit of Morgan le Fay begins to rise and cause havoc upon the land Along with the guidance of the mysterious Miss Hepplewhite, it is up to the children to send the spirit back from whence she came before they lose their village and history entirely I may have enjoyed The Wild Hunt Of Hagworthy perhaps for itsprominent folkloric ties but this is a still a fine book to the canon of British fantasy I got the feeling, when reading, that Lively was still finding her feet with regards to resurrecting myth and landscape and time There is a sense that all the right ingredients are there but they don t quite gel as well as they do with The Ghost of Thomas Kempe but then that s one book that will rightly always been considered her finest work for children This had a strong premise three children unwittingly revive an ancient witch s spirit, who then invades the children s lives via whatever means she can inhabiting human form, invading TV sets, sending out poison laced cakes The result is a cracking good read The children are easily identifiable sensitive Martha, pragmatic Susie, scornful William There is an enigmatic old lady Mrs Hepplewhite, who speaks in riddles and acts as a sort of consultant against Morgana.The writing is often eerie This had a strong premise three children unwittingly revive an ancient witch s spirit, who then invades the children s lives via whatever means she can inhabiting human form, invading TV sets, sending out poison laced cakes The result is a cracking good read The children are easily identifiable sensitive Martha, pragmatic Susie, scornful William There is an enigmatic old lady Mrs Hepplewhite, who speaks in riddles and acts as a sort of consultant against Morgana.The writing is often eerie and nightmarish particularly when describing Martha s dreams, and a long relentless pursuit by Morgana in a church, in a crowded village, and out in the fields The ending is somewhat vague as the children huddle and shield their eyes you get fleeting glimpses of what s actually going on in the penultimate battle between the stones and Morgana Lively steps definitely into the realm of fantasy here, with good success, although I find it fascinating how much her modern incarnation of Morgan shares with villains of other contemporary British children s books clearly there was something going on in Britain at this time about the virtuous middle classes hard working, not too much money, shabby houses filled with solid old things and the evil newly wealthy, with their cars and makeup and designer clothes. We read this aloud to our 9 year old, who enjoyed it a taste of British countryside and some English mythology thrown in With so much new juvenile fiction available these days, the Whispering Knights moved kind of slowly for her She s definitely a kid of her time, wanting everything fast, fast, FAST. Private triumph is often the most satisfactory The Whispering Knights has a rather old fashioned feel to it, considering it was written in 1971 I know, I know, that s only 48 years ago , but the writing style is reminiscent of Edith Nesbit s Five Children and It Our hero and heroines William, Susie, Martha and Miss Hepplewhite are a deliciously eclectic bunch William, Susie, and Martha are the archetypal Nesbit influenced country children living in a village threatened by a pale, sleek, s Private triumph is often the most satisfactory The Whispering Knights has a rather old fashioned feel to it, considering it was written in 1971 I know, I know, that s only 48 years ago , but the writing style is reminiscent of Edith Nesbit s Five Children and It Our hero and heroines William, Susie, Martha and Miss Hepplewhite are a deliciously eclectic bunch William, Susie, and Martha are the archetypal Nesbit influenced country children living in a village threatened by a pale, sleek, stylish, and modern Morgana ale Fey whom they have accidentally brought to 1970s Britain It is a fight between good and evil, between old and new, between small town values and local village grocers count and tobacconists and country buses and old fashioned taffy, and modern highways and tabloid newspapers and fur coats There is a battle of course, and there is victory And the world is saved I wonder though who Mrs Winifred Williams of a Freeland Primary School was And why the book is dedicated to her Lively is a wonderful writer and this book is Very Satisfactory Belongs to the tradition of rural fantasy, typified by Alan Garner and Susan Cooper The Whispering Kights is set in the Cotswolds, in and around Long Compton and the Rollright stones these have been renamed, but it s pretty obvious There is a touch of Arthuriana and old magic, and wonderful characterisation of the three children, especially Martha, who is highly sensitive and imaginative Lively excels at concise and evocative descriptions of the natural world and weather, without distractin Belongs to the tradition of rural fantasy, typified by Alan Garner and Susan Cooper The Whispering Kights is set in the Cotswolds, in and around Long Compton and the Rollright stones these have been renamed, but it s pretty obvious There is a touch of Arthuriana and old magic, and wonderful characterisation of the three children, especially Martha, who is highly sensitive and imaginative Lively excels at concise and evocative descriptions of the natural world and weather, without distracting from a thrilling story Definitely plan to re read this, possibly during my next visit to Oxfordshire When on an early afternoon in the small village of steeple hampden 3 kids by the name of Martha,Susie and William decide to make an old witches brew something goes terribly wrong and they accidentally summon morgan le fay.morgan is a witch who hasn t been seen for years,when the children see her for the first time they go to miss hepplewhite for some advice.and that s where their battle agains t morgan starts.I won t spoil the end for those who would like to read the book.I think it s a really g When on an early afternoon in the small village of steeple hampden 3 kids by the name of Martha,Susie and William decide to make an old witches brew something goes terribly wrong and they accidentally summon morgan le fay.morgan is a witch who hasn t been seen for years,when the children see her for the first time they go to miss hepplewhite for some advice.and that s where their battle agains t morgan starts.I won t spoil the end for those who would like to read the book.I think it s a really good book,it reads quiet fast and it only has 73 pages so if you re in a hurry or you don t like to read,then it s a great book.Like I myself don t like to read,at all and I had no problem reading it all in 1 go.I have read a lot of books for school but this is a book I actually enjoyed raeding other than that I really don t have anything negative to say about the book.For my conclusion,I would definitely say it s worth reading I have nothing bad to say about this book.but,If you have a little bit off time to spare I would definitely read it The Whispering Knights by Penelope Lively has the old premise of children s literature of wickedness Innocently brew some witches stew in a cauldron and inadvertently raise the spirit of a wicked witch evil in the form of Morgan from the dark past The three friends Martha, Susie and William who just wanted a little excitement over the school holidays are now have to battle a witch Younger students seemed to enjoy it, I not so much That said, it does provide lots of contextual opportunities f The Whispering Knights by Penelope Lively has the old premise of children s literature of wickedness Innocently brew some witches stew in a cauldron and inadvertently raise the spirit of a wicked witch evil in the form of Morgan from the dark past The three friends Martha, Susie and William who just wanted a little excitement over the school holidays are now have to battle a witch Younger students seemed to enjoy it, I not so much That said, it does provide lots of contextual opportunities for lookig at folklore and mythology of the British countryside


About the Author: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger.Her other books include Going Back Judgement Day Next to Nature, Art Perfect Happiness Passing On City of the Mind Cleopatra s Sister Heat Wave Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt Spiderweb her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked The Photograph Making It Up Consequences Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began.She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year s Honours List, and DBE in 2012.Penelope Lively lives in London She was married to Jack Lively, who died in 1998.


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