[PDF] The Return of the Twelves | by ✓ Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson, The Return of the Twelves, Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson, The Return of the Twelves Beneath a floorboard in the old farmhouse into which his family has just moved eight year old Max Morley discovers twelve time worn wooden soldiers Under his careful watch the Twelves come to life each possessing a name and a distinct personality As Max soon learns they share a history filled with incident and adventure all an imaginative legacy of the famous BrBeneat [PDF] The Return of the Twelves | by ✓ Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson - The Return of the Twelves, The Return of the Twelves Beneath a floorboard in the old farmhouse into which his family has just moved eight year old Max Morley discovers twelve time worn wooden soldiers Under his careful watch the Twelves come to life

  • Title: The Return of the Twelves
  • Author: Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson
  • ISBN: 9780698201170
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] The Return of the Twelves | by ✓ Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson [PDF] The Return of the Twelves | by ✓ Pauline Clarke Bernarda Bryson - The Return of the Twelves, The Return of the Twelves Beneath a floorboard in the old farmhouse into which his family has just moved eight year old Max Morley discovers twelve time worn wooden soldiers Under his careful watch the Twelves come to life

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  1. I m sorry I didn t know about this book as a child, I think it would have been a favorite It is very much in the tradition of classic British children s fantasy, a la E Nesbit and Edward Eager Moving to a new house near Haworth, young Max finds a set of wooden soldiers hidden in the attic Once the possession of the Bronte children, the soldiers have taken on the identities from the Brontes youthful stories and come to life The plot is charming and gentle, and Clarke portrays the modern children [...]


  2. I wish I had known this book my whole life, or at least the semester I took Children s Literature I would have voted for this book when we were deciding what our last book for the semester should be I was hooked the moment the first wooden soldier said his name was Butter Crashey Max, the young boy in the story who finds the soldiers, was perfect he didn t overly annoy me or seem too grown up like in some children s books He invented words, got sad when people teased or didn t believe him, but h [...]


  3. One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly realized boy The rel [...]


  4. One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly realized boy The rel [...]


  5. Branwell Bront s father once gave him a set of wooden toy soldiers, which Branwell and his sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne played with and wrote stories about, which eventually became masses of childhood writing about the kingdoms of Angria and Gondal.In The Return of the Twelves, a boy named Max discovers the soldiers and finds out that they re alive the imagination of the Bront s endowed the toys with names, personalities, and histories of their own Max and his sister Jane cherish the soldi [...]


  6. This is a dear little book, that I read because of the Bront connection and loved because of Butter Crashey.


  7. This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Max Morley has just moved into an old farmhouse when he discovers a set of twelve wooden soldiers hidden beneath a floorboard At first, he thinks they are just old toys, but when he begins to hear them speak and see them move, he realizes there is nothing ordinary about them In discussions with Butter Crashey, their leader, Max learns that the twelves were once owned by four genii, whose imaginations gave them a long history of adventure and [...]


  8. Exactly what a children s book should be extraordinarily imaginative, includes interesting historical facts without hitting the reader over the head, and magical I only wish I d gotten to read it as a child


  9. This is an incredible book I even went to Haworth, England to see the house that the Bronte s lived in hoping to see the soldiers Imagination is a wonderful thing.


  10. Quotes Page 66 He unbolted the back door and stepped out into the moon His sharp eyes searched the yard There he was It was certainly Stumps, standing still, his shadow like a little clothespin Max wondered whether it felt terrifying to be so little in such a huge world, under such an enormous moon washed sky He thought of all the other small creatures, mice, toads, beetles, some much tinier than Stumps, ants and spiders and furry caterpillars No doubt to God, he, Max seemed quite as small and n [...]




  11. I like the book because it has a lot of ADVENTURE It is a great book for 7, 8, and 9 year old kids.


  12. By the time I read this, I was in no doubt as to who the Twelves were I was expecting that the invention would be of the caliber of the juvenalia of the Bronte children I hadn t read the juvenalia at the time only Charlotte s History of The Year 1829 Since then I have read what portions of the juvenile manuscripts survive And it s much different from this, which is a children s story.In many senses the Brontes were never really children They didn t have a nursery it was the children s study They [...]


  13. THE POWER OF GENIUSWhen 8 year old Max discovers a box of 12 wooden soldiersin Napoleonic uniforms, hidden in the attic of their new home,he is naturally delighted But is there a link between this old house and the Bronte museum nearby His find becomes a raretreasure when he realizes that The Twelves are alive, havingbeen endowed by their four genii the literary Bronte children with incredible abilities to think, speak, behave and regenerate their lives at will Each man has his own name, appeara [...]


  14. This was recommended to me as a classic, and a classic it is indeed The interactions between the young man and the aged toy figures, granted life by the extraordinary creativity of their first owners, is at the same time childish and also mature, in the peculiar way of British children s books of its day, but the storyline, and the characters, are right up there with those of Mistress Masham s Repose


  15. Another should ve read years ago book Just delightful I want to read the Bronte s stories of the Young Men now.All these books I ve been reading good, well written British children s books published forty or years ago have been making me feel like writing fiction again I don t know why it is, but I really like it


  16. I read this over and over again when I was in second grade I even searched far and wide for The History of the Young Men, the book purportedly written by Branwell Bronte about his toy soldiers, which inspired this novel Now my daughters are reading it, and loving it as much as I did.


  17. Loved this children s book Brought back the good old days of The Velvet Room and The Borrowers and Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstockings and all the other books about kids finding secret treasures Well, it was a little hard to get, I had to interlibrary loan it, but it was very good.


  18. This is a wonderful story about Branwell Bronte s 12 toy soldiers they are magical, if you remember I won t say Very good children s book I recommend it to be read aloud or just read children and adults alike.


  19. Reminded me strongly of some of my favorite books from childhood, I bet my star rating would have been higher if I had read it at a different time in life I believe this book is best read aloud to fairly young children, perhaps in the 4 7 age range.


  20. I read this book many years ago and loved it Highly imaginative and well told story I became obsessed with the original owner of the Twelves and enjoyed exploring the history of the Bronte family.


  21. I d forgotten about this book till I saw a mention of the Bronte family on a blog today This isn t about the Brontes, exactly, but there is a connection, and this is a great kids novel 9 12 age group, I think that shouldn t be forgotten.





  22. A nice, old fashioned fantasy for younger readers It would probably work best with children who know who the Brontes were, as well as having some general sense of English history and geography.


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