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  • Title: Emma in Winter
  • Author: Penelope Farmer
  • ISBN: 9780440423089
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback

  • Now that Charlotte has gone off to boarding school, Emma Makepeace is left alone and mostly friendless in her small town Added to that, she s begun having strange, frightening dreams of flying that involve Bobby Fumpkins, a fat, unpopular boy from school Then she finds out that he s having the same dreams, and they must learn what the dreams want with them, and how to esNow that Charlotte has gone off to boarding school, Emma Makepeace is left alone and mostly friendless in her small town Added to that, she s begun having strange, frightening dreams of flying that involve Bobby Fumpkins, a fat, unpopular boy from school Then she finds out that he s having the same dreams, and they must learn what the dreams want with them, and how to escape from their power.
    Penelope Farmer
    British children s author Penelope Farmer was born in 1939, in Westerham, Kent, the daughter of Hugh Robert MacDonald and Penelope Boothby Farmer She published her first book, The China People, in 1960, going on to use one of the longer stories originally intended for that collection as the basis of her first novel, The Summer Birds, which received a Carnegie commendation.


    Commentaires:

    Miriam
    Moderately interesting read, although I failed to get the point. And yes, I'm pretty sure there was meant to be a point, since there wasn't otherwise much of a story. But whatever was the parallel between the sometimes-ominous backward-flowing dream and the real life of mean Emma and kindly sad-sack Bobby was unclear to me.

    Penni Russon
    So this is the last book I read in the triptych about the Summers girls. This one is definitely the weirdest. It is highly conceptual, without the really strong narrative drive of the other two. I love and admire all three books, and I believe I would have been enchanted by this as a kid, but it was hard to hold onto the story, because it was really only at the very end you understood the point (sortaI think) of the magical elements. Anyway, very interesting ideas in this novel about the potency [...]

    Gabrielle
    This was my least favorite of the the Aviary Hall trilogy. Had I not known the order in which these were written I would have assumed that she gave Emma a book because she had already given Charlotte one. It is nice to see Emma grow and mature in this book and that is convincingly done.

    Felicity
    This book took me ages to read as it struggled to hold my interest. Emma Makepeace's sister Charlotte is at boarding school. Emma misses her and becomes more sullen. She becomes head girl and Bobby Fumpkins who everyone teases becomes head boy. This irritates her and she is quite nasty to him. But she starts to have weird dreams about himThis book is well written but had hardly any plot at all. I kept thinking there would be some brilliant twist but there wasn't. The best bit for me was the char [...]

    Mumbler
    I hoped the journey would end in a way that helped it all make more sense--but it did not. So I agree with the many reviews that say it's not as good as the other two books. I am very glad I read it, though. it's still got a special quality that they all share. more time with Emma was good. Bobby was very good. I guess I really liked most things other than the surreal flight back to the origin of life.

    Charles
    Not a fan of this one. Cool concept, but boring delivery.

    Onni
    Not a lot of magic in this book. Emma is not a likeable girl.

    Mckinley
    The Hall Family Chronicles reminds me of this series. Both are a little dates. In this series the children seem to interact a bit oddly to me. Maybe I didn't feel like this towards my school mates?See: A Traveler In Time by Uttley, Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer, Requiem for a Princess by Ruth Arthur, The Juniper Game by Sherryl Jordan, Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.

    Aik
    It's very good, but lacks the clear focus of The Summer Birds and the depth of Charlotte Sometimes.

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