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by Philip Pullman

  • ISBN: 0385269757
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday (November 9, 1989)
  • Pages: 112
  • ePub book: 1921 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1550 kb
  • Other: docx txt doc lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 310

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Visit us on the Web! randomhousekids. Title: Spring-Heeled Jack, Philip Pullman. Description: New York : Knopf, Distributed by Random House, c1991. Summary: Three children make their escape from a London orphanage and, after a series of misadventures, are reunited with their father through the efforts of the legendary Spring-Heeled Jack.

Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark and stormy night. As they make their way through the treacherous streets of London danger lurks, for hiding in the shadows is Mack the Knife, the most villainous of villains. Enter Spring-Heeled Jack, the springiest of heroes

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Author: Pullman, Philip. Publication Date: 2018-06-07. Binding: PAP. Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN/EAN: 9780241362310. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Spring-heeled Jack by Philip Pullman Paperback Book. Brand new: lowest price. Originally published in paperback, Spring-Heeled Jack is back-now as a hardcover with eye-catching new jacket art. About Spring-Heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike.

Sir Philip Pullman, CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, including the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture

A story about three Victorian children who escape from their London orphanage, only to encounter Mack the Knife, one of the vilest villains. However, to their rescue comes Spring-Heeled Jack with his glowing red eyes, who can leap through the air with ease. With black and white line drawings by David Mostyn.

Comments

Ahieones Ahieones
This book is a fun, Victorian sort of superhero tale. It's not a long book at all, but that seems like it would be perfect for young readers. I like that some parts of the dialogue are done in comic form, and that there are little funny illustrations on a lot of the pages. I thought that was a great idea, and well-executed. The story is simple, three orphans trying to escape from their dodgy wardens and get on a ship to America. I like that you never find out very much about Spring-Heeled Jack, even at the end of the book, which means that the character still has a lot of mystery to him. I feel like this character could easily become part of a series, and I hope that Pullman will consider writing more adventures for Spring-Heeled Jack.
Coiril Coiril
Great fun! This is a children's book, but as an adult reader I found lots of chuckles and plenty of laughs.
Spring-heeled Jack looks like a "devil." As "the scourge of evil" he wants the villains to know where they're going.
The star is a little girl, and she's accompanied by her little sister and brother. And a stray dog. All Orphans:-(
Of course, Spring-heeled Jack saves the day (just barely) and the kids sail off with their father (Jack just found him) to the far lands of adventure.
A pleasant change of pace for an adult. I'm donating this book to the local library, and I'm curious to see the reactions of American children to this British writer's "graphic novel."
Bil Bil
great product and great delivery time
Faell Faell
From the author of "His Dark Materials" a great diversion from ordinary crime drama. You get suspense, intrigue, real bad guys and good guys and gals who refuse to compromise on their values. Oh! and yes a real neet super hero. Spring-Heeled Jack is worth a look.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
It's a Dickensian Batman, a Victorian Superman. Up on the roof: It's a bird! It's a cat! It's Spring-Heeled Jack, the devil-costumed defender of truth and justice. Unfortunately, while Jack has some intriguing possibilities, they're never used enough in this lackluster little novel.
Rose, Lily and Ned have escaped from the rotten orphanage (their mom is dead and their father is missing), with plans to sell a valuable locket and travel to America. But they are attacked by Mack the Knife, "the most evil villain in London," who kidnaps Ned. Lily and Rose are rescued by a mysterious figure who resembles the devil. But it's not a devil, it's Spring-Heeled Jack, who perkily informs them, "I'm good. I catch villains. I avenge wrongs. I do all kinds of stuff." (But does he slice, dice, and freshen your breath while you sleep?)
Jack takes Lily and Rose to his friend Polly, unaware that the sinister boss and amoral old maid from the orphanage are after the three children, intending to steal the locket as well. Will Spring-Heeled Jack rescue the incredibly outspoken Ned from a gang of thugs? Will he rescue the girls from Mr. Killjoy and Miss Gimlet?
One of the problems with "Spring-Heeled Jack" is the narrative. It's split between comic-strip-style cartoons and regular text -- and unfortunately neither the text or the cartoons can stand alone in telling the story. This jarring transition might be exciting for very young children, especially if a parent is reading the story out loud, but older kids will probably find it jarring. And unfortunately while corny dialogue can be stomached in the cartoon format, the regular narrative just makes it sound trite.
This cutesy arrangement also harms the characters, as every one of them is essentially a stereotype except Spring-Heeled Jack himself. There are the kindly young lovers, the evil orphanage owners, the unusually patient murdering robbers, the loyal pooch and the plucky preteens. With the exception of a very witty cartoon kitchen cat, Jack himself is the only interesting character in the bunch. He's also the most underexposed, since he is present perhaps a fourth of the time that the bland Polly is.
Fans of Philip Pullman's charming "I Was A Rat!" and "Firework-Maker's Daughter" will be disappointed in this calculatedly cutesy tale. One to pass by.
Fonceiah Fonceiah
The book was interesting only because of the interesting way that Pullman combines cartoon strips and story plot into one work. The plot wasnt all that great. The story is about three orphans who escape from an orphanage, and get kidnapped by an evildoer in london. Spring heeled jack is the hero, except he is also grotesque according to pullman's description of him as a "devil" and ppl fear him. It does have a typical happy ending though. I recommend pullman's other novels if you are looking for a good plot and interesting characters! :)
Love Me Love Me
This is not the Spring-Heeled Jack that jumped really high and spat blue flames in England. Not the evil Spring-Heeled Jack that all of us paranormalists love. They just totally changed Jack's personality! How frustrating!