Friday, 4 December 2015

Book In Every Stocking Suggestion by Philippa R. Francis MA - The Children of Green Knowe'. L.M. Boston

Christmas is almost here, so it's time for the Space on the Bookshelf annual 'Book in Every Stocking' to help you count down the days until Santa visits. To help Santa along the way, and knowing he is far to busy to keep up with all the amazing books that are published for children, we have asked some budding writers to write to the man in red and suggest some great stocking filler books.

To kick us off we have suggestion from  SCBWI- folk, Golden-Egger and Chicken House  Runner-up Philippa R. Francis...

Dear Father Christmas,

I know you will find exactly the right stockings to hold 'The Children of Green Knowe'. L.M. Boston's classic story is perfect for the season - it all comes to a marvellous climax on
Christmas Eve. There are ghosts and a curse, a wild ride on horseback through a storm and an ancient house that was once a castle. At the end of it all, a lonely boy finds his courage, and love in some unexpected places. Old-fashioned, eerie and funny and sad at times - ideal for those who already have Joan Aiken, Helen Cresswell and John Masefield on their shelves. I've read it aloud too - and it's great fun for that - though some bits still make me cry!

Thank you for sharing a book I treasure - and did you know you can visit the real house?

Philippa R. Francis MA

Philippa R. Francis writes as K.M.Lockwood and her web-site is:
She can also be found on Twitter as @lockwoodwriter

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