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The Roundhill By Dick King-Smith Siân Bailey,

  • Title: The Roundhill
  • Author: Dick King-Smith Siân Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780141303765
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1936, and 14 year old Evan is miffed to find someone sitting in his special secret place on Roundhill, a hill near his home in England Gradually, though, as he talks to this strange, old fashioned girl named Alice, he becomes intrigued Why does she speak in riddles Why hasn t she heard of the word okay Why does she use the past tense when talking about heThe year is 1936, and 14 year old Evan is miffed to find someone sitting in his special secret place on Roundhill, a hill near his home in England Gradually, though, as he talks to this strange, old fashioned girl named Alice, he becomes intrigued Why does she speak in riddles Why hasn t she heard of the word okay Why does she use the past tense when talking about her life Aside from his initial observation that she looks just like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Evan is slow to believe that his mysterious new friend could actually be that Alice This touching tale of loneliness and friendship moves well beyond the realm of ghost story or mystery Using the quiet subtlety readers first were smitten by in Babe The Gallant Pig, Dick King Smith explores the world of a loner in a less than warm home Evan, growing up in this atmosphere, had never actually thought of himself as unloved He merely supposed that his parents upper lips were generally too stiff to allow of such an action as a kiss Evan s fantastic encounter with the ghost of Alice provides him with a whole new angle on life Illustrator Sian Bailey does a remarkable job of imitating and expanding upon John Tenniel s original pictures of Alice from Lewis Carroll s classic Ages 9 to 12 Emilie Coulter
    The Roundhill The year is and year old Evan is miffed to find someone sitting in his special secret place on Roundhill a hill near his home in England Gradually though as he talks to this strange old f

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    1. My favorite book when I was in elementary school a few years back Really easy and short book with really simple plot, conversations and interesting characters Just like a children s book should be For me now, it s probably too easy now that I m older but I still love it since it was my favorite once I highly recommend it to kids in between 8 and 13 years

    2. One of Dick King Smith s last books, The Roundhill is a quaint yet mysterious story about a fourteen year old boy, Evan, who makes an unusual friendship My daughters grew up on King Smith s stories, especially the Sophie series Sophie Hits Six, Sophie Is Seven which came out just ahead of their ages and described a little tomboy who loves animals and wanted to be a lady farmer In this story, the roundhill is the setting as well as Evan s secret place nostalgic to anyone who had his her own speci [...]

    3. I was expecting so much out of this little book, and I ended up being so disappointed Maybe I missed the point Maybe an eight year old would love it The premise is so wonderful, an English boy in the 1930s meets a little girl just like Alice from Lewis Carroll s Alice in Wonderland King Smith could have done so much with that, and it just fell flat Also, I was interested to see where he went with the whole atheism thing, and I started out thinking that it was fascinating how the Roundhill is kin [...]

    4. To Evan, the Roundhill is a magic place that belongs to him alone Then one summer he meets someone else there a girl who loves the Roundhill as her much as he does Her name is Alice, and the Evan learns about her, the mysterious she becomesSet between two world wars, this is a charming and nostalgic ghost story.

    5. Drpila sam negde ovu knjigu jo odavno, delovala mi simpati no, rekoh mo da bude ok pri ica, al ni ta posebno, kapiram da bi nekom detetu mo da bila ok po to i jeste knjiga za decu.Uglavnom, pri a o etrnaestogodi njem Kevinu koji na svom omiljenom mestu Bre uljku po inje da sre e neobi nu devoj icu Alisu koja je zapravo duh Alise iz zemlje uda Luisa Kerola.

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