In ogni città c'è chi non dimentica i vecchi tempi o le vecchie storie. I fantasmi, per esempio... quello di Ernie Hobbs, il facchino che aveva passato tutta la vita alla stazione di King's Cross e amava ancora aggirarsi tra i treni, sapeva che... E lo sapeva pure la sua amica, il fantasma di una donna delle pulizie che soleva strofinare a forza di braccia il pavimento dell'ufficio dei pacchi postali, inginocchiata per terra. Anche la gente che vagava nelle fogne sotto la città, ed emergeva di tanto in tanto, lo sapeva.... E così, tra fantasmi urbani ed esseri fiabeschi con un tocco di follia, si snoda la vicenda... Età di lettura: da 11 anni.
- ISBN: 8877826711
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 204
A really fun, simple and magical read. It reminded me a lot of Harry Potter, what with platform 13 being like platform 9 and 3/4's, and Raymond/Ben were just like Dudley/Harry, and Mrs Trottle was sort of like Mrs Dursley.
A nice little book that i have read together with my 10 year old son, he did not like it at all.... he was struck by the fact that you can steal children and grow them up as if they were your own..( nothing managed to change his mind despite having explained that it was only a story...) Nothing to d Leggi tutto
This book has magic flowing throughout every word- I can't stress enough how much I love it. I still have the old copy from when I was very small, with my name shakily written on the inside cover. When we were asked at school what we thought heaven would be like, I simply read out Ibbotson's descrip Leggi tutto
One of my kids brought this book home from the school library several years ago and (true to form) I swiped it when they were done and read it.* I think younger Harry Potter fans would enjoy this book. As in the HP books, there's a platform at London's Kings Cross Station that leads to a different,
Am I worried that I dove into a kids book all by myself? Nope. Does it matter that I'm not a kid? Also - nope! It might be weird that I dove into The Secret of Platform 13 while I'm in the middle of re-reading Harry Potter though. Mostly because I was looking at the reviews before I decided to write Leggi tutto
Ho voluto rileggere questo romanzo della mia fanciullezza dopo aver saputo recentemente che "parrebbe" che da questo libro J. K. Rowling abbia "tratto ispirazione" per il suo Harry Potter. Quando lo lessi da ragazzo, tra l'altro a poca distanza dal primo volume della celebre saga, non mi accorsi di
I have a 7 year old granddaughter who is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I think she would love this book. She (Meredith) has a birthday next month, and this will definately be one of her gifts. Note: The parallels between The Secret of Platform 13 and Harry Potter are inescapable. This book actually was pu Leggi tutto
I haven't read this since I was very, very small, and an adult re-read didn't disappoint. I can definitely see moments referenced in Harry Potter - the bratty, spoiled child in a delicious incident with a Knickerbocker Glory, to say the least - but as the Ibbotson herself has said she would "like to Leggi tutto
Oh, oh, oh, my love for Eva Ibbotson utterly continues. The Secret of Platform 13 is furiously magical and madly inventive. It's the story of a hidden island, wrapped away from the 'everyday' by magic and mists (mists made, fyi, by the *most* amazing creation ever - mistmakers, seal-like creatures w Leggi tutto
Wow...I'll never look at knitting needles the same way again. Thanks a lot, Soft Parts Doreen. Seriously, though, why isn't this book a well-known classic? It was so charming and funny and addicting. It was like Roald Dahl with a bit of Narnia and Harry Potter thrown in. I loved the writing style, th Leggi tutto
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