A Stranger at Green Knowe [L. M. Boston, Peter Boston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. L. M. Boston’s thrilling and chilling tales of Green. A Stranger at Green Knowe by Lucy Boston. Illustrated by Peter Boston. Of the six books that comprise the Green Knowe chronicles, A Stranger at Green. A Stranger at Green Knowe does, I must say, start out on a strange note for a Green Knowe book, given that it starts not at that old and magical.

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It’s about a young refugee from Burma called Ping and a n escaped gorilla. Boston’s prose is lyrical and seemingly effortless. Also published as Lucy M.

Powers appears, hunting for Vogel’s occult papers. Surrounded by the rivers and the floodwater, sealed within its ancient walls, Green Knowe is a sanctuary of peace and stability in a world of unnerving change.

He is emphatic with the gorilla’s imprisonment and when Hanno escapes, he is hopeful for its freedom. Thankful for this list so I have a good place to start next year.

This is a bizarre series. It had the feel of well-written propaganda. At first, I was afraid of the gorilla, but I learned 1.

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Drawing on what must have been carefully researched facts about gorillas and their lives not surprising since the book was written when gorillas were first being seriously studiedBoston creates an utterly realistic bond between boy and gorilla.


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I think that part of the story escaped me during my childhood read. Roger Calderon marked it as to-read Apr 18, Want to Read saving…. The boy discovered the gorilla in the wood and stayed with him three days not to be find by men.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. There is some clever work here going on by Boston with regards to identity and a sense of place and past – I can see how and why it won the Carnegie back in Showing of 16 reviews.

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I gteen animals which are in the zoo are not happy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tricia Hedge Founding Editor. She tells him family tales and some of his child-ancestors come to visit.

Ping who is an orphan is staying with old Mrs Knowe for the holidays, he has previously visited Hanno at the zoo and is thrilled to think he has made a bid for freedom. The rest is strwnger England, and so many parts of this just did not seem plausible. Other books in the series.

Jul 16, Yuuka Matuda added it. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Stranger at Green Knowe won the Carnegie Gresn. Tolly’s and Ping’s and Ida’s and Oskar’s kknowe are timeless, set in the same timeless English manor house the author lived in. I love all the Green Knowe books. This straner not a new premise, but its the writing and turn of phrase that takes this story way beyond other children’s “magic” books.


This novel, the last in the sequence, tells the story of Roger d’Aulneaux, the son of the original Norman settler who built the manor house of Green Knowe. I guess they want to be freer. Each book is great. I gave this book to my oldest child, an animal lover, who probably read it sometime during the later elementary school years and was not as impressed as I was.

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What do you think kbowe animal live in a cage in a zoo? Just so you know, some of the books we review are received free from publishers. Geraldine Galvis marked it as to-read Nov 03, Jan 30, Boom Supachat added it.

In this one, the first of the series, a young English boy travels to spend the Christmas holiday with his great-grandmother.

Ping is a displaced boy. Then I met many animals. As she mends a patchwork quilt, Mrs.

The task was to read two books that won award each from a different country’s list. On his own since age 6, Ping immediately feels a connection to the gorilla. It pays for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts.

Green Knowe is inhabited by the spirits of people who lived there in ages past, and more than one of the spirits Tolly knows as children later grow into adults.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Returning to his jungle home in Burma from a morning’s adventuring he finds it burnt, his family killed or vanished and nothing of their little community left except one I love this book. I am so happy. No trivia or quizzes yet. There is just a boy and a gorilla. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.