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eBook The Twelve and the Genii ePub

by Cecil Leslie,Julia Eccleshare,Pauline Clarke

  • ISBN: 1903252091
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Cecil Leslie,Julia Eccleshare,Pauline Clarke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jane Nissen Books (May 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1584 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1286 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mobi lrf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 440

Description

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.

Comments

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One of the very best children's books I've ever read. Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it's targeted child audience. The English countryside - a small village - toy soldiers that come to life - the Bronte's - there is something for everyone. This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous. I didn't want it to end. I thought the young protagonist "Max" was a perfectly realized boy. The relationships with his family were spot on. This is a fantasy and an adventure and simply can't believe that it isn't held up and universally celebrated as a classic.
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What a delight it was to read the story and say, "But this was exactly what I wanted when I was a child!" I wanted my little Skipper doll to comb her hair; I wanted my little plastic farm animals to baa and moo on top of the dining table. If I had toy soldiers like in the story, I'd love for them to do little parades and to tell me tales of campaigns in Africa. I wanted my toys to surprise me, speak to me, have ideas of their own!

Children will surely see themselves as Max, playful eight-year old, benevolent protector and guide to the Twelve - wooden soldiers each with their own histories and temperaments. Max, after finding them under a floorboard of their new home in Haworth, quickly became enamored. But their days of playing couldn't last too long. A Bronte scholar from America just offered a huge sum of money to buy twelve toy soldiers that belonged to the family of writers. 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.