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Paddlefeet purkis christine Rating: 5,1/10 945 reviews

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Soon the destinies of Paddlefeet and Waterfolk are entwined as Jo and her friends, Fizz and Tash, battle to save the vulnerable river-dwellers before it' s too late, in the most exciting adventure of their lives. The prose is plain, and strong, and yet shot through with the rhythms and images of poetry. She knows this is the last summer for all of them to be children together. Perhaps the pluperfect tense in the scene where Rose has to recount to us and her siblings what happened during her visit to Gran strikes a strange note, but it is a very small fault in a moving and absorbing tale. Even Dick King-Smith, who has always seemed solidly land-based, has taken to the water for The Merman.

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Paddlefeet by Christine Purkis

paddlefeet purkis christine

A bargain for all lovers of traditional stories, and beautifully decorated by Bernard Lodge. It is set in a traditional Elizabethan haunted house, and has lots of spooky ingredients, such as the frame of the title that stands black and empty when the ghost goes walking. Zeta, on holiday in Sutherland, meets a magical creature on the beach, and he teaches her a deep understanding of the sea. They live behind the waterfall, and I confess to skipping rather rapidly through the parts of the books devoted to them conveniently italicised. A long, hot summer nannying in the South of France is bound to brush-up her French, top-up her tan and - who knows? Put like that, it does not sound like a thrilling read, but the narrative voice is comfortable and reassuring, and children who do not require from their books the whizz-bang-fizziness of much television will enjoy the Merman's lessons as much as Zeta does. And then she discovers the secret diary, and Alison finds herself swept away with its emotional, passionate and intriguing revelations. But when Alison arrives in the sleepy village of St Secrets her dreams come crashing down around her.

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Christine Purkis

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Peering into the depths from up above, the girl glimpses a flash of blue and a sequinned tail. The story moves steadily to its conclusion, which cannot be a neat ending, but which teaches us that love is indestructible. A love story that spans the generations threads the tale together, and the loose ends are beautifully tied. Surely she must be dreaming? The way she tells the tales is magical. Adele Geras reads stories of unease and magic Ghost stories for younger children have to tread a careful line between raising a pleasant frisson and scaring some readers so badly that bedtimes become something to be dreaded.

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Paddlefeet by Christine Purkis

paddlefeet purkis christine

Darting through the water, the tiny creature feels a vast shadow and sees gigantic thrashing limbs: a Paddlefoot! Paddlefeet is about waterfolk who have names like Axos, Odol, Mox and Lol. There are selkies and mermaids and all manner of sea creatures, and the most fearsome of these is the Inuit creator and destroyer Avilayok. The box Rose's Gran has given her leads the children into a spectral world that co-exists with their own. The voice telling the story is quiet and careful, and has about it a lyrical intensity not often heard in modern children's books. Three children activate the haunting, because one of them Magnus, a fostered child can sympathise across the centuries with the pain of another cruelly treated boy. Soon the destinies of Paddlefeet and Waterfolk are entwined as Jo and her friends, Fizz and Tash, battle to save the vulnerable river-dwellers before it' s too late, in the most exciting adventure of their lives. The narrator, whose name we never learn, is moving in with her brothers and her elder sister, Rose.

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Sea Change

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Surely she must be dreaming?. Surely she must be dreaming? The Empty Frame is based on a historically vouched-for ghost story. Peering into the depths from up above, the girl glimpses a flash of blue and a sequinned tail. The Ghost Watchers is a most delicately written and carefully structured story. Darting through the water, the tiny creature feels a vast shadow and sees gigantic thrashing limbs: a Paddlefoot! Ann Pilling is an old hand at hauntings. Last but not least comes Grace Hallsworth's collection of stories from the sea.

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Next year, Rose will be grown-up. Little does Jo know what she has spotted one of the Waterfolk who have made their home behind the waterfall. Little does Jo know what she has spotted one of the Waterfolk who have made their home behind the waterfall. Little does Jo know what she has spotted one of the Waterfolk who have made their home behind the waterfall. The two books here that fall into this category can be guaranteed not to produce shrieks of fear.

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Soon the destinies of Paddlefeet and Waterfolk are entwined as Jo and her friends, Fizz and Tash, battle to save the vulnerable river-dwellers before it' s too late, in the most exciting adventure of their lives. Peering into the depths from up above, the girl glimpses a flash of blue and a sequinned tail. Life is sweet for seventeen-year-old Alison. The story of Jo, Tash and Fizz and how they rescue these odd creatures is more easily digested. . .

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