A Stranger at Green Knowe [L. M. Boston, Peter Boston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. L. M. Boston’s thrilling and chilling tales of Green. A Stranger at Green Knowe by Lucy Boston. Illustrated by Peter Boston. Of the six books that comprise the Green Knowe chronicles, A Stranger at Green. A Stranger at Green Knowe does, I must say, start out on a strange note for a Green Knowe book, given that it starts not at that old and magical.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Boston’s prose is lyrical and seemingly effortless. I read these when I was a kid and loved them. Buy the selected items together This item: I have lived there and slept there and ah in that garden.

I read this book for a Young Adult Book challenge. The book actually begins deep in the Congo, when the gorilla is just a little gorilla, and is told from that point-of-view. Oldknow at Green Knowe and Hanno, escaped from the zoo, finds refuge in a bamboo thicket on the estate.

It begins with the story of a young gorilla living it up in the Congo rain forest, then being captured and brought up in a zoo.

Retrieved 3 October The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new cover art by Brett Helquist L. Evidently Boston’s books were well known years ago, but I heard of the Green Knowe books only recently when Gregory Maguire author of Wicked, etc. Want to Read saving…. An Enemy at Green Knowe by L. Originally published inI first read this book in the series as a fifth-grade student in White Rock, BC, Canada.


A Stranger at Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #4) by L.M. Boston

Eunyoung rated it liked it Sep 02, Please try again later. Don’t even start me on The Box Of Delights. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

At first, I was afraid of the gorilla, but I learned they was so kind if you approach them with affection. Oct 09, Brennie Mahoney rated it really liked it. Aug 22, Stephen Bigger rated it really liked it.

STRANGER is the most powerful and heartbreaking of the four I’ve re-read so far; it’s the story of Hanno the gorilla, captured in the Congo as a baby, and Ping, an orphan I re-read all of the Green Knowe books repeatedly as a child, but reading them again as an adult has been a revelation. This novel, the last in the sequence, tells the story of Roger d’Aulneaux, the son of the original Norman settler who built the manor house of Green Knowe.

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This was a childhood favorite of mine.

Oldknow whom Tolly calls “Granny” entertains Tolly with stories about the house and those who lived there. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This line appeared then. He begins to encounter what appear to be gdeen spirits of three of his forebears—an earlier Toseland nicknamed TobyAlexander, and an earlier Linnet—who lived in the reign of Charles II.


Ping steals the show with his knkwe protective friendship with the gorilla Hanno B The scene was surprising me. The Children of Green Knowethe first of Boston’s six books about the fictional manor houseGreen Knowe, was a commended runner up knows the Carnegie Medal. It doesn’t pull its punches; for all the strong sense of mythology, there’s so little in the way of rounded-off corners and sanitised childhood. I cried at the end.

Book Review: A Stranger at Green Knowe by L.M. Boston – Book Trolley

The River at Green Knowe. May 09, Allison rated it liked it Shelves: Magic of a sort does happen in this book; at least “magic” in the sense of something extraordinary and highly unlikely. Human are sometimes cruel. A long chapter one about gorillas in the wild had me stumbling for my bearings at the outset of this fourth book in the Green Knowe series by Lucy Boston.

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