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Now the whole town is bent on finding them
Now the whole town is bent on finding them. How will Max keep his wards safe forever? Not only does this book fire up the imagination, like a good story should, but it also encourages further reading especially for those who have not read The History of the Young Men. A wonderful book to be enjoyed up in the attic with your toys.
The Twelve and the Genii, or The Return of the Twelves in the US, is a low fantasy novel for children by Pauline Clarke, first published by Faber in 1962 with illustrations by Cecil Leslie. It features a young boy and "what might have happened if the lost toy soldiers that once belonged to the Brontë children had ever been found again". Clarke and The Twelve won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject.
Anne Pauline Clarke was born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield .
Anne Pauline Clarke was born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire in 1921 and later lived in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire. She attended schools in London and Colchester. The prize-winning novel, The Twelve and the Genii tells what happens in the middle of the Twentieth century when a small boy in an old Yorkshire house discovers the twelve wooden soldiers that had once belonged to Branwell Brontë in the early years of the Nineteenth century. Branwell's playing with the soldiers has brought them to life, and now they want to go home.
Pauline Clarke, Cecil Leslie (Illustrator). Clarke provides all of the necessary information in the text, and the true joy of the book is her imaginative portrayal of the soldiers themselves and of Max's relationship with them, as he insists on not treating them just as toys and allowing them to control their own destiny.
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Pauline Clarke was an English author who has written for younger children under the name Helen Clare . Her
Pauline Clarke was an English author who has written for younger children under the name Helen Clare, for older children a. .Her
Pauline Clarke (Author). Cecil Leslie (Illustrator). Twelve and the Genii.
But even within fantasy there are exceptions. The Twelve and the Genii by Pauline Clarke, 1962, is a clever and gripping fantasy which centres on the set of toy soldiers belonging to the Bronte children which, when rediscovered by modern children, lead to an adventure which blurs contemporary life with the world of the Bronte children. Attempts to bring the title back by republishing have been only marginally successful.