THE RIVER AT GREEN KNOWE by L. M. Boston

THE RIVER AT GREEN KNOWE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Green Knowe still exerts its magic for the right children --but to those who encountered it in The Children of Green Knowe and Treasure of Green Knowe it comes as something of a frustration not to find Tolly and his great-grandmother and summer adventures of three sensitive youngsters, Ida, whose aunt had rented the house for the summer, and two DP children, a Polish lad and a boy from the Orient, take the reader into the magic of the waiting river, the islands, the ancient manor house, the old hermit, who had once been a bus driver, and the good natured giant who was bored with hiding out and wanted to be a clown in a circus. Ida's aunt was an anthropologist- and giants of the past were her passion, but when the children kept their dreams to themselves. Fantasy and realism in exotic blend in a book which may prove a bit too sophisticatedly English for some American children.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace