Puck of Pook’s Hill
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First published in 1906. This edition published 1994 by Wordsworth Editions. Wordsworth Classics. Paperback, 224 pages.
Cover illustration: Arthur Rackham, illustration in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; Published in 1908. Courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library. Cover design: Tony Collins@TheDesignHouse.org.uk
When Dan and Una stage a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
in a fairy ring, they are astonished by the appearance of Puck in person. He explains that he is the last of the People of the Hills, who started as gods before descending into this world.
Puck leads the two children in a series of extraordinary historical adventures in which they meet Romans and Crusaders, Saxons and Vikings. Kipling’s charming songs and verses, including the famous Smuggler’s Song
, are placed between each thrilling story. The book is beautifully illustrated by H.R.Millar. Rudyard Kipling
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Journal Entry 2
Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, May 26, 2018
First of all, I decided to change the book’s category from children’s books to fantasy. The stories are told to children, Una and Dan, and they are suitable for kids, of course. But more than that, they are mere fantasy.
Some of the stories reminded me of the Knights of the Round Table
and some, oddly enough, even of a book I recently read, Please, Mr Einstein
. I must admit I’m not too fond of the illustrations. They are skilfully drawn but some of them are too dark to please me. Best in this book, I think, are the songs. I love them.
I offered this book in greenbadger’s One book a month thread this month. I’ll know the winner in a few days. So, the book is now reserved.
Journal Entry 3
Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, May 31, 2018
Released 2 yrs ago (5/30/2018 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland
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And the winner is ... BookishPanda! mailed the book yesterday evening. Enjoy!
Journal Entry 4
Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
I received this book from Tarna. It arrived safely today, thank you! Also included were a card and 2 book marks (one made by PrincessRainbow).
Journal Entry 5
Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, June 23, 2018
I enjoyed the book. I agree about the drawings, I think they are too dark, now you can't really see the details. Maybe if they would have been bigger or for example silver on a black background they would come out better. I enjoyed the stories of Sir Richard, Parnesius and Kadmiel the most. I think it's interesting for children to learn about history by letting historical figures tell the stories themselves (although it's probably mostly fantasy). I haven't read or seen A Midsummer Night's Dream btw.
Journal Entry 6
Van der Valk hotel De Cantharel in Ugchelen, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, August 17, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (8/17/2018 UTC) at Van der Valk hotel De Cantharel in Ugchelen, Gelderland Netherlands
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Downstairs in the restaurant building, on a table.