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  • The Box of Delights
  • John Masefield
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  • 21 May 2019
  • 9780434950508

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review The Box of Delights Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children’s fiction Magical fantastical and filled with vivid rich characters – brought to life in this edition by uentin Blake’s stunning artwork – The Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk are a must read for any chil. It seems that many other reviewers had not read The Midnight Folk first yet jumped into this its seuel They seemed confused and seem to think that it is because they are reading a seuel I can tell you it is not because you are reading a seuel Midnight Folk has virtually no back story on this except a recycled villain but simply because the book is uite confusing There is SO much in this book that I m surprised editors didn t catch and go hang on a minute etc Sometimes something is mentioned such as a window being open and in the next sentence we ll be told again that yes the window is indeed open Also it will talk about a character standing up and I ll search the last few pages trying to find when it was they actually sat down and they ll be no mention Annoying things like that Things they could have easily fixed with some proper editing view spoiler The fact that Peter got scrobbled one of my favourite bits of this book actually was the delightful use of the word scrobbled and the last that is heard of him is when Abner is talking to him through his cell How can people have missed this How can the writer have missed this SeriouslyAll I could think about for the last twenty pages was that poor Peter drowned and nothing was said Kay didn t even remember Oh And the whole it was all a dream really No Really If it weren t for the leaving Peter to drown thing and the horrible dream cliche I might have given this four stars The dream cliche makes me feel like I ve wasted my time somehow ESPECIALLY because The Midnight Folk was JUST as magical and hard to believe if you don t use imagination yet it was all proclaimed true There was NO reason whatsoever to write this off as a dream None I m disappointed hide spoiler The Vault Guide to the Case Interview rich characters – brought to life in this edition by uentin Blake’s stunning artwork – The Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk are a must The Castle Diaries read for any chil. It seems that many other The Song of the Mockingbird reviewers had not Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star read The Midnight Folk first yet jumped into this its seuel They seemed confused and seem to think that it is because they are Souls in the Great Machine reading a seuel I can tell you it is not because you are Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 reading a seuel Midnight Folk has virtually no back story on this except a THE WALLPAPER CHASE recycled villain but simply because the book is uite confusing There is SO much in this book that I m surprised editors didn t catch and go hang on a minute etc Sometimes something is mentioned such as a window being open and in the next sentence we ll be told again that yes the window is indeed open Also it will talk about a character standing up and I ll search the last few pages trying to find when it was they actually sat down and they ll be no mention Annoying things like that Things they could have easily fixed with some proper editing view spoiler The fact that Peter got scrobbled one of my favourite bits of this book actually was the delightful use of the word scrobbled and the last that is heard of him is when Abner is talking to him through his cell How can people have missed this How can the writer have missed this SeriouslyAll I could think about for the last twenty pages was that poor Peter drowned and nothing was said Kay didn t even SpongeBob Mix Match remember Oh And the whole it was all a dream Rules of the Knife Fight really No Really If it weren t for the leaving Peter to drown thing and the horrible dream cliche I might have given this four stars The dream cliche makes me feel like I ve wasted my time somehow ESPECIALLY because The Midnight Folk was JUST as magical and hard to believe if you don t use imagination yet it was all proclaimed true There was NO Know What I Saw? reason whatsoever to write this off as a dream None I m disappointed hide spoiler

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review The Box of Delights Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB X with which he can travel through time But Kay is in danger Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it The police don't believe Kay so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas he knows he must act alone John Masefield’s classic children’s. Poet John Masefield s 1935 British Empire era fantasy finds twelve year old Kay Harker home from his boarding school just in time to help a magical old Punch and Judy showman At least that seems to be what happens The plot s pretty convoluted But the images Masefield conjures up are gorgeous UK stained glass artist Tamsin Abbott s gorgeous panel of Masefield s She Oak Tree Adventures include getting tiny to tour a mouse tribe s amazing multi level tree home riding magical horses and dodging sinister silent airplanes Guest appearances by strong minded girl cousins Herne the Hunter cathedral bell ringers and Reverend Stalwart a former heavyweight boxerEleven year old me would have been enchanted with all the period detail would have giddily given it four stars Old old me says eh it s a threechokengtitiktitikchokengsThis is book 2 of Masefield s decent chap rich orphan Kay Harker two volume series I skipped book 1 because it was too Lemony Snickety for me YMMVSample uoteIn the busy market place there were open air booths selling all manner of matters for Christmas chiefly woollen mufflers nailed boots cloth caps hedger s gloves and the twenty eight pound cheeses known as Tatchester Double Stones hedger s gloves were thick leather mittens The Heartbroken Heartbreaker riding magical horses and dodging sinister silent airplanes Guest appearances by strong minded girl cousins Herne the Hunter cathedral bell Rory and Sebastian ringers and Reverend Stalwart a former heavyweight boxerEleven year old me would have been enchanted with all the period detail would have giddily given it four stars Old old me says eh it s a threechokengtitiktitikchokengsThis is book 2 of Masefield s decent chap Make Something rich orphan Kay Harker two volume series I skipped book 1 because it was too Lemony Snickety for me YMMVSample uoteIn the busy market place there were open air booths selling all manner of matters for Christmas chiefly woollen mufflers nailed boots cloth caps hedger s gloves and the twenty eight pound cheeses known as Tatchester Double Stones hedger s gloves were thick leather mittens

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review The Box of Delights Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ‘Two of the greatest children’s books ever written’ – The Times on Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk'And now Master Harker now that the Wolves are Running perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights a Bo. We love this book and would rate it one of the best childrens books of all time Written in beautiful and poetic language it evokes a magic rarely found I feel the first seven chapters are excellent after this there are some bits that feel a slog and there are some discussions between Abner and his staff that go on to the extent that now we have read it so many times I leave some bits out Obviously a publisher these days would also point out that the ending should be changed This aside there are some chapters that really stand out The scene were Cole escapes through a painting and the description of the amazing christmas party are wonderful and could be read independently from the story We love the 1930s language and how Kay comes back from school for the holidays having picked up some awful slang such as asking his guardian to lend him some tin as he doesn t have a tosser to his kick Interesting that given it was written in the 30s the author describes a plane that could take of vertically and we wonder what parallels the author might draw if he were alive today between the box of delights and a modern machine such as a tablet or 3DS We have a 1968 edition not pictured on goodreads that has a beautiful cover in a very 60s style in dusky pink yellow and olive greenunfortunately this last read was too much for the book and the cover fell off but we have framed it in honour of this book Lovely to escape to a magical time the perfect Christmas read