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  1. says:

    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 t

  2. says:

    I read this book as a child during one of my many days scrounging in the yummy musty library of the town i grew u

  3. says:

    This is a dear little book that I read because of the Brontë connection and loved because of Butter Crashey

  4. says:

    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 thou

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 wan

  7. says:

    Branwell Brontë'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 GondalIn The Return of the Twelves a boy named Max discovers the soldiers and finds out that they're alive; the imagination of the Brontës endowed the toys with names personalities and h

  8. says:

    This review also appears on my blog Read at Home MomMax 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 imagina

  9. says:

    I'd never heard of this book before reading about it in How the Heather Looks A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books It's a delightful story about a young boy discovering the twelve wooden soldiers of

  10. says:

    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

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characters Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Pauline Clarke

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

review The Twelve and the Genii

The Twelve and the Genii

A distinct personality As Max soon learns they share a history filled with incident and adventure all an imaginative legacy of the famous Brontës Branwell Charlotte Emily Anne who were the soldiers' original owners In its 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 relationships with his family were spot on This is a fantasy and an adventure and simply can t believe that it isn t held up and universally celebrated as a classic

characters Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Pauline Clarke

Mix of invention excitement character and literary history The Return of the Twelves occupies a rare place in children's literature Its gripping narrative and engaging figures make it perfect for young readers of ten and u 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 GondalIn 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 soldiers and play with them as the Bront s did until word gets out that they ve been discovered and Max and Jane must figure out how to keep them safe and restore them to their rightful homeYou needn t know anything about the Brontes to enjoy The Return of the Twelves though it s even enjoyable if you do Clarke provides all of the necessary information in the text and the true joy of the book is her imaginative portrayal of the soldiers themselves and of Max s relationship with them as he insists on not treating them just as toys and allowing them to control their own destiny