READ ☆ The Midnight Folk


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    FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield READ ☆ The Midnight Folk This was one of my favourite books when I was a child It was creepy and real I suspected Parents may deny it but things are different in the dark and the goings on at midnight in the book might be real only a child knows for certain and only in the darkIt's kind of the antithesis of Disney Dark with horror and fear Parents themselves grown up

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    READ ☆ The Midnight Folk REVIEW The Midnight Folk Funny little cat takes funny little boy on all sorts of funny adventures This is a funny dream of book And this is a funny dreamy cat named Digsy She doesn't look very dreamy there But I promise you that she's s

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    FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield READ ☆ The Midnight Folk John Masefield ô 8 READ A really great childrens book I can see that some readers might find this inaccessible It's a book that reuires attention to be paid and some parts of conversation just like the box of delights could be fairly desc

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    READ ☆ The Midnight Folk An amazing dream of a book that unfolds with surreal logic as cats talk witches fly foxes plot against gamekeepers model ships sail away with a water rat captains and a hundred other odd and wonderful things while

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    REVIEW The Midnight Folk READ ☆ The Midnight Folk John Masefield ô 8 READ Published first in the 1920s The Midnight Folk is a middle grade book and the first in the Kay Harker series featuring Kay w

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    FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield READ ☆ The Midnight Folk I'm being a little silly in characterizing this book as magical realism but it does seem to fit it best Like Alice in Wonderland it depicts fluid physical laws Unlike Alice it draws no really meaningful lines between the world where the rules apply and that where they do not The magical happenings that befall Kay Harker partake both of the logic of the dream world and the concerns of the waking oneKay is a young boy living in his familia

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    FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield READ ☆ The Midnight Folk John Masefield ô 8 READ What a frustrating muddle of a book I picked it up with the excited interest of one reared on the lauded BBC adaptation of 'The Box of Delights' and many of the same elements are here magical journeys and dips into the past a gang of villains and talking animals a dreamlike fantasy woven into a uaint world of governesses and gamekeepers What it doesn't have is any hint of a structure in fact Masefield takes hi

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    John Masefield ô 8 READ READ ☆ The Midnight Folk I remember my mum reading some of this to me when I was about 8 or 9 and being mightily confused and not overly impressed I presume I finished reading it for myself being an insatiable bookworm who kept a torch und

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    READ ☆ The Midnight Folk FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield REVIEW The Midnight Folk Absolute classic I place this and its seuel The Box of Delights right beside The Chronicles of Narnia and The Children of Green Knowe series The imagination at work here is that of a genius storyteller The imagery the prose and the phrasing create an unforgettable adventure story full of magic and fantasy and lost treasure There are witches and talking animals and toys that come to life I guess you can tell that I thoroughly en

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    REVIEW The Midnight Folk READ ☆ The Midnight Folk With the annual rewatch of The Box of Delights tomorrow it was time to get around to Kay Harker's earlier adventures Though I've seen the BBC adaptation plenty of times I don't think I ever read either of Masefield's books

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FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield

The Midnight Folk

REVIEW The Midnight Folk READ ☆ The Midnight Folk FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield ‘Don’t you have any fear Kay We’re the guards we are We hear that the house has gone all to sixes and sevens since we left it but that’s going to be remedied now’Young Kay Harker lives in an old house in the country filled with portraits of his ancestors His only companions are his unpleasant guardian Sir Theopompus and his governess Sylvia Daisy Pouncer who Kay suspects has stolen all his toys Life is lonely and dull until one night Kay’s great grandpapa Harker a sea captain steps out of his portrait to tell him about a stolen treasure that. This was one of my favourite books when I was a child It was creepy and real I suspected Parents may deny it but things are different in the dark and the goings on at midnight in the book might be real only a child knows for certain and only in the darkIt s kind of the antithesis of Disney Dark with horror and fear Parents themselves grown up on than a spoonful of sugar themselves love the cheeky chappies and happy sparkly endings of Disney with all the bosom y almost pre teen princesses But children really love that little shiver of fear that a book with supernatural horror and terrors engenders Perfect reading for a winter s night tucked up with a child snuggling deeper under the covers Perfect rereading for an adult who will get the sly little jokes about gambling and drinking that Masefield slipped in Yes two reasons your Disneyfied child shouldn t read this bookRead 1193ish review rewritten 1442015 Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves #1 old house in the country filled with portraits Spieserye of his ancestors His Feral only companions are his unpleasant guardian Sir Theopompus and his governess Sylvia Daisy Pouncer who Kay suspects has stolen all his toys Life is lonely and dull until Krismis van Map Jacobs one night Kay’s great grandpapa Harker a sea captain steps Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods out Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of his portrait to tell him about a stolen treasure that. This was Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, #1) one Mensa Riddles Conundrums of my favourite books when I was a child It was creepy and real I suspected Parents may deny it but things are different in the dark and the goings Julie of the Wolves on at midnight in the book might be real The Right Swipe only a child knows for certain and Touched only in the darkIt s kind Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa #2 of the antithesis Ugly Fish of Disney Dark with horror and fear Parents themselves grown up The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives on than a spoonful Little Gods of sugar themselves love the cheeky chappies and happy sparkly endings Der Schweizerische Robinson of Disney with all the bosom y almost pre teen princesses But children really love that little shiver Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of fear that a book with supernatural horror and terrors engenders Perfect reading for a winter s night tucked up with a child snuggling deeper under the covers Perfect rereading for an adult who will get the sly little jokes about gambling and drinking that Masefield slipped in Yes two reasons your Disneyfied child shouldn t read this bookRead 1193ish review rewritten 1442015

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REVIEW The Midnight Folk READ ☆ The Midnight Folk FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield Belongs to Kay’s family The evil Abner Brown is searching for it too but Kay is helped by the midnight folk creatures like Nibbins the cat and Rollicum Bitem Lightfoot the fox and even his lost toys who will join him on his dangerous uestThe Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative story telling a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches lost treasure and talking animals Although it was published in 1927 it evokes an older world houses are lit by oil lamps and travel is by horse carriage – or broomstick Masefield perfectly captures a child’s persp. An amazing dream of a book that unfolds with surreal logic as cats talk witches fly foxes plot against gamekeepers model ships sail away with a water rat captains and a hundred other odd and wonderful things while Kay tries to discover the fate of his great grandfather s lost treasure The voices and the language are as magical as the various miraculous and mysterious occurrences It utterly refuses to make any sense of things or offer explanations or justifications It s pretty much its own justification that s what

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REVIEW The Midnight Folk READ ☆ The Midnight Folk FREE READ Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô John Masefield Ective from the terrors of tigers under the bed to the horrors of declining a Latin adjective Yet there is also plenty of humour that adults will appreciate from Miss Piney Trigger who swigs champagne in bed and prides herself on having backed a host of Derby winners to Kay’s lessons ‘Divinity was easy as it was about Noah’s Ark French was fairly easy as it was about the cats of the daughter of the gardener’ This mingling of past and present reality and fantasy has made this one of the most rewarding and influential children’s books ever writte. I remember my mum reading some of this to me when I was about 8 or 9 and being mightily confused and not overly impressed I presume I finished reading it for myself being an insatiable bookworm who kept a torch under the pillow for emergency reading sessions Having sampled the delights of E Nesbit and CSLewis who wrote so beautifully for children I am afraid I found Masefield s prose very contrived and convoluted Mum however being a great fan of the Laureate s poetry followed this up with The Box Of Delights which I found almost as impenetrable until the delightful BBC serialisation came out in time to entrance my own children I therefore reserved my judgement and continued to honour my old puffin paperback with a place on my bookshelves until it literally fell apart Re reading The Midnight Folk on kindle as an adult I was finally able to decode the arcane references to the classics and Latin grammar early on in the story but still feel I am somehow missing the point The weird dislocations of the story which constantly jumps between reality dreamworld nightmare magic past and present etc just don t make sense to me any now than as a child I mean to say I can follow them But I don t like the confusing jumble Of course that is the whole point of magicit doesn t make sense and transcends the real world but personally I prefer structure and less confusion in my stories Many times Masefield tells the reader through Kay Oh it must have been a dream To account for the confusion But then after all it s not a dream Ok I was never that keen on Alice either as a child However the way in which Kay is suddenly able to be transformed into a being who can swim with the otters fly with the bats listen in on foxes conversations etc is genuinely delightful and I can see how this story will have inspired many other authors In today s world where everything shared publically with children must be subjected to the PC censorship rules one might think twice or thrice about sharing Masefield s extra ordinary tale at all in which a presumably benevolent dictator is suddenly invoked and rewarded at the end of the story with a great treasure trove though Kay is arguably an abused child living parentless under the awful tyranny of a governess who turns out to be a witch So that s ok then

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Midnight Folk
  • John Masefield
  • English
  • 23 November 2018
  • 9780006724162