Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Children's Fiction

Finished October 24
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
This classic children's fantasy story is one I missed in my own childhood. The copy I bought is a new edition by the New York Review, and a lovely one with great illustrations.
Kay Harker is on his way home from boarding school for the Christmas holidays, and encounters an interesting character when he changes trains. From that point on, all sorts of things begin to happen. From encounters with suspicious characters to wizards, to gangs of criminals things are constantly happening around him. At one point it would appear that Christmas celebrations themselves are threatened. Kay must be strong and work hard to rescue his friend, and foil the wizard's plot.
This will be a great Christmas present to a great young reader I know.

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