Una vecchia megera, un troll peloso, un mago imbranato e un orfano di nome Ivo vengono spediti in missione dalle divinità del destino: devono salvare una fragile principessa indifesa dalle grinfie di un terribile orco dagli oscuri poteri. In realtà la principessa Mirella è una ribelle che non sopporta l'etichetta di corte ed è stata lei stessa a recarsi dall'Orco del castello di Montorto, perché vuole essere trasformata in un uccello e volare via libera come l'aria! Quando gli improbabili soccorritori giungono sul posto, la principessa è seccata, perché non è ancora riuscita a trasformarsi in uccello, mentre l'Orco è super depresso e vuole lasciarsi morire di fame. Riusciranno i nostri amici a restituire la serenità all'Orco e a ristabilire l'ordine nel castello? Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8862564198
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 224
- Data di uscita: 24-02-2011
So, it seems that my first Eva Ibbotson is her last, which is very sad, because this book was great. I loved the characters, and the story, and the randomness, and the fact that it's a children's book in which a little boy in it actually contemplated (and thankfully rejected!) murder. When do you ev Leggi tutto
A sweet little book that has everything I love about Eva Ibbotson's work - dynamic female characters, a rather unconventional plot line, fun, magic, goofy villains and a feel good ending. I'm never too old to read fairy tales.
The only bad thing about this book is that it's the last one from Ibbotson, who is not read as nearly as much as she should be. She was writing terrific fantasies long before Harry P came along and she continued to outdo most of the Rowling wannabees that have come along since the fantasy market exp Leggi tutto
The Ogre of Oglefort is rarely what you expect when you read the story of a princess and an ogre. And that is one of the reasons I loved it. So did my 8 and 9-year-old, as we read it for one our bedtime story selections. The story actually begins far away from the Ogre: in London with the Hag and her Leggi tutto
If you enjoy Eva Ibbotson's Historical Fiction novels (A Company of Swans, Song For Summer, Countess Below Stairs, etc), really like Fantasy books, but were disappointed with The Secret of Platform 13, THIS is the book you HAVE to read! As much as I LOVE Eva Ibbotson (she is one of my all time FAVORI Leggi tutto
Fun fantasy for upper elementary. Good for boys and girls. While it doesn't need a sequel (or even end suggesting one), it's a shame we'll never know what's in store for Clarence.
The Ogre of Oglefort is a good book because, there’s always an exciting part coming up. My favorite part of the book is when the Hag, the Troll, and the boy are trying to rescue the princess. If you enjoy adventure books I recommend this book.
The Ogre of Oglefort is a very funny and creative story. It definitely follows the pattern of the majority of Eva Ibbotson's children's books: The main characters are not within the mold of your average heroes! Instead of princesses or princes or knights being the main concentration, they're ghosts
Seorang nenek sihir (Hag) dan teman-teman anehnya di asrama khusus orang “tidak biasa” harus berangkat ke pertemuan orang-orang “tidak biasa” se-London. Karena binatang pendamping Hag mogok, ia mencari-cari pengganti dan akhirnya terpaksa pergi dengan Ivo, anak laki-laki dari panti asuhan yang serin Leggi tutto
Originally posted here . I have read a couple (and reviewed one) of Eva Ibbotson's historical romances, but had never read one of her MG fantasies until now. The Ogre of Oglefort was the last fantasy Ibbotson wrote prior to her death in 2010. After reading it I'm very interested in her other such work Leggi tutto
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