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Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:33 pm

I always liked the Wierdstone of Brisingamon but there was another one, prequel or sequel about the dwarfs and I can't remember it. Written by a guy called Green :?: Anyone know what I mean?

I used to fancy the tall hero/tragic ani hero in black. Long before Strider came along...ahhh
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:18 pm

Alan Garner and the sequel was The Moon of Gomrath. :wink:
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:28 pm

I am starting William Horwood's Hyddenworld Quartet. I will say more when I have finished the book.
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Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:31 pm

The moon of Gomrath! oh that takes me back!
After reading that I wanted my Dad to take us on holidy to Cheshire but he insisted on Southend cos we were hard up then.

Happy memories....
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:36 pm

I've never heard of the Moon of Gomrath ... :? :shock: !
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Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:45 pm

It's really good. I have them somewhere up in my loft. First editions too!

It was my first taste of Dwarfs in stories and that was it, I was hooked.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:51 pm

I have an idea for this forum ... I seen it on a book forum ... Can you tell me what they are about?
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Postby meerkat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:45 pm

MOB -Two children go and stay with a farmer relation. They go exploring and find a barrow. Sitting on the barrow is a dwarf and he takes them into many adventures where the outcome is to retreive the Godess Freja's necklace - the Wierdstone of Brisingamem. Elves in that if I remember rightly.

MOG - is where the children are still on the farm having had whooping cough and the baddies are after the wierdstone that the girl now owns.

Nice escapism.
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Postby mystmoon » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:48 pm

Quark wrote:I still maintain that Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer) is an excellent children's series.


Seconded! I would also recommend the Roman Mysteries series and His Dark Materials for older kids. I've managed to persuade my sister to try The Wee Free Men finally, I'm trying to free her from Jaqueline Wilson's influence :roll:
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:52 pm

Roman Mysteries - by Caroline Lawrence? I love those!

Could never get on with either Eoin or Philip.
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Postby mystmoon » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 am

I have to be in the right mood to enjoy Pullman, but that's mainly because after the 1st book, I think the Dark Materials trilogy went downhill
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Postby janet » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:59 pm

A good, honest to goodness childrens' Christmas story is 'The story of Holly and Ivy' by Rumer Godden. Not pertinent to this season but worth finding if you can. I used to read it to my classes of 7 - 9 year olds in my teaching days and they adored it, as did I!
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Postby alexdwsn12 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:56 pm

Children's Books :

1. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
4. Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
5. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
6. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
7. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
8. Corduroy by Don Freeman
9. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
10. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 9:40 am

Redwall Brian Jacques
Cherub Robert Muchamore
Hendersons Boys Robert Muchamore
Wardstone Chronicles Joseeph Delaney
Young Bond Charlie Higson
Alex Rider Anthony Horowitz
Narnia C.S.Lewis
Edge Chronicles Paul Stewart
Demonata Darren Shan
Harry Potter J.k. Rowling
Maximum Ride James Patterson
Lord of the Rings J.R.R.Tolkien
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Postby author3 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:01 pm

I began reading this really cool book today called The Dead by Charlie Higson
It's about when this disease affects adults and teenagers over the age of 14
so all the people affected turn into zombies and try and kill everybody aged 12-14,It's a really good book but definitely for kids over the age of 12
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