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In this story, a gorilla escapes from the zoo and hides in the thicket behind Green Strnger, where Ping befriends and hides him. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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Thoroughly engaging, very thought provoking and for a ‘childrens book’ written in it’s time it is light years ahead in it’s treatment of ‘other’ in both human and animal form. One day, Hanno ran away from the zoo. Ships from and ay by Amazon. Follows the exploits and escape of Hanno, a gorilla from the Congo living in a London zoo.

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Animals should nkowe feely. Don’t even start me on The Box Of Delights. This one, in particular – it falls into a bunch of racist traps, but for something written in it’s so aware of Ping as an individual, and of the issues of exile and entrapment that it deals with.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Oldknow whom Tolly calls “Granny” entertains Tolly with stories about the house and those who lived there. Jan 30, Boom Supachat added it.

A boy lived in a Hostel for Displaced Children. Be prepared for a rollercoaster and tears. The boy is so l 1.

None of the subtle development of the first two books. Refresh and try again.

The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new cover art by Brett Helquist L. Not bad for the racism book published in Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There is a depth and sensitivity to these books that is only found in the best children’s literature. Kamogelo marked it as to-read Apr 25, They both end up in Green Knowe, somehow.

Even the one about Green Knowe. Share your thoughts with other customers. Griffith, Clay and Susan. It is this house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe series.

Rebecca is a firm believer that fantasy books written for children can be just as meaningful, well-written and enjoyable as those for adults, and in some cases, even more so.


I gave this book to my oldest child, an animal lover, who probably read it sometime during the later elementary school years and was not as impressed as I was. The heron was flapping home across the islands to the heronry; strangeer swans climbed up on the riverbank and there raised their pointed wings high like Seraphim before folding themselves into white curves for sleep.

A Stranger at Green Knowe

You learn that the impossible simply cannot be. Some of the stories feature Toseland, a boy called Tolly for short, and his great-grandmother Mrs.

The plot also concerns the whereabouts of Maria Strahger jewels, which may or may not have been stolen by the unscrupulous butler Caxton. Oldknow, and I enjoyed seeing Ping developed as a character. And, in counterpoint, there are also moments of dreadful racism, made all the worse by the utter beauty they’re surrounded by.