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Janet Taylor Lisle

Forfatter af Afternoon of the Elves

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Værker af Janet Taylor Lisle

Afternoon of the Elves (1989) 1,238 eksemplarer
The Art of Keeping Cool (2000) 842 eksemplarer
Black Duck (2006) 757 eksemplarer
The Lost Flower Children (1999) 286 eksemplarer
Highway Cats (2008) 217 eksemplarer
Forest (1993) 203 eksemplarer
The Lampfish of Twill (1991) 153 eksemplarer
A Message from the Match Girl (1995) 149 eksemplarer
The Dancing Cats of Applesap (1984) 101 eksemplarer
The Gold Dust Letters (1994) 96 eksemplarer
The Crying Rocks (2005) 80 eksemplarer
Quicksand Pond (2017) 58 eksemplarer
Sirens and Spies (1985) 43 eksemplarer
The Great Dimpole Oak (1987) 39 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Ribbiting Tales: Original Stories about Frogs (2000) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer

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Gave it 4 stars due to childhood nostalgia, growing up I was a bit of a book nerd (still am obviously) but I remembered this book being one of my childhood favorites. Rereading it now, I can see the issues with this book when it came to scene jumping to another scene out of no where but eventually I got use to it,I suppose that was normal for a children/ young adults book during the 1980’s, who knows really. I still enjoyed the story though and I relate a bit to Sara-Kate’s character a bit even as an adult and I felt sorry for her in the end of the book.… (mere)
clstrifes | 20 andre anmeldelser | Nov 10, 2023 |
In her ragged clothes and oversized boots, Sarah-Kate is a figure of ridicule at school. However, she has a magic elf village in her neglected back yard, as Hillary discovers one day when Sarah-Kate invites her over to see it. The two girls spend the fall "helping" the elves by making tiny improvements to their village, and Hillary hopes, more than anything, to see an elf for herself, if she is careful and quiet and looks deeply at the natural world as Sarah-Kate instructs. Sarah-Kate can be strange and temperamental, but Hillary is completely taken with this new friendship . . . until the day Sarah-Kate disappears.

There are hints of magic to this story, which is what I think I gravitated toward when I read this as a child (I'm pretty certain I read this as a child?), but as an adult it's a darkly bittersweet book about child neglect and a family in need to help. It feels a tiny bit dated now, but there's still the lovely allure of the elf village and the compelling character of Sarah-Kate to give the story its appeal.
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foggidawn | 20 andre anmeldelser | Sep 15, 2023 |
vashonpatty | 20 andre anmeldelser | Aug 1, 2023 |
This is almost or maybe is, a horror story. Hannah, a fourth grade girl is fascinated by the neighbor whose backyard abuts hers, which is wild and trash strewn and harbors an elf village. Sara-Kate the neighbor is a ragged difficult girl repeating 5th grade and shunned by the entire school, but Hannah finds something spending time with her tending the elf-village that her well manicured life does not supply. Short, it ends deliberately inconclusively.
quondame | 20 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2023 |



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