Gli orfanotrofi sono posti orribili. Ma Earwig adora il St. Morwald perché, da quando è stata lasciata ancora in fasce all’ingresso dell’stituto, tutti fanno esattamente quello che vuole. Le cose cambiano il giorno in cui una coppia un po’ inquietante (che si sforza di apparire normale) decide di adottare proprio lei. Earwig viene così catapultata nella misteriosa abitazione di Bella Yaga e Mandragora, tra stanze segrete, pozioni e libri di magia, e non ci metterà molto a scoprire che la sua nuova ‘mamma’ è una strega, con tutte le conseguenze che ne derivano! Ma grazie alla sua intelligenza e al prezioso aiuto di Thomas, un gatto parlante, Earwig troverà il modo di farsi rispettare. Una piccola storia di grande coraggio, che insegna a non abbattersi mai, nemmeno quando tutto sembra prendere la piega sbagliata.
- ISBN: 8869180522
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 126
- Data di uscita: 28-09-2017
Because it is my life's ambition to read every Diana Wynne Jones book.
i wanted to read this before watching the new ghibli movie. it's super short and cute!! the ending is quite abrupt, but as wynne jones was ill and this was published posthumously, i think that's wholly forgivable. we have a spunky orphan, witches and demons, spells and potions, and the comfort of a s Leggi tutto
It's ok! My kid liked it and was curious about how things would resolve at the end. The art was ok too. Deceptively simple but still weird enough to stop and examine for a bit. There's a slow build of magic, then a great funny scene. After that, the ending was a bit of a let down (Earwig kind of acci Leggi tutto
Is it just me or should there be a book 2? Because there are some unanswered things.
When a young girl named Earwig is adopted by an evil witch and lord of the demons called the Mandrake, she tries to survive with a talking black cat named Thomas. Will she succeed? Read on and find out for yourself. This was a pretty good middle grade fantasy novel and is soon to be an animated film Leggi tutto
An excellent short novel for any fluent Y2 reader, as a class read for Y2 or any confident reader upwards to Y4. I’m not sure many write as well as Wynne Jones and this short tale is an example of how masterly she manages her prose. Earwig is an orphan who enjoys life in the the orphanage. She is we Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. Earwig is an orphan, who reigns supreme at her orphanage. Then she’s adopted by an odd pair, and she goes to live with Bella Yaga, a witch, and Mandrake, something frightening. Bella Yaga says she’ll train Earwig to be a witch, but in reality makes her prepare ingredients for spells, and c Leggi tutto
Let's pause and bow our heads for a moment. A few years ago, we lost one of the greatest fantasy authors, Diana Wynne-Jones. Before she passed away, Jones wrote one last book containing the usual things you would expect: an irrepressible orphan, a witch, spells, a cat, and lots of magical forces. But Leggi tutto
Illustrations add to delightful sweet fun with a titch of demon dark. Helpful front pages full figure cast. Hairs stick out, eyes bug out, mouths twist expressively on stick full-front people; top margin is crows on thorny line; spiders sprinkle around spookily. On the doorstep of St Morwald's Home
my star system sucks for something like this. this is a the equivalent of a sweetie-cream cold-brew on a summery whatever day—it'll take you about an hour to savour and will energize you with its saccharine wit. goro miyazaki, the son of the other guy, is in the process of making an animated film ba Leggi tutto
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