Nel giardino del nonno di Lucy si nasconde un grande segreto: è molto più vecchio di quanto si creda, più vecchio degli alberi, della terra e del cielo. Solo Lucy, il nonno e pochi altri riescono a vederlo: è Lob, una creatura dei boschi, e sembra fatto della stessa materia degli alberi e delle foglie. Quando il cottage del nonno viene venduto e Lob scompare, Lucy è tristissima: insieme al nonno ha perso anche la loro creatura segreta, colui che li aiutava a coltivare l'orto e il giardino. Lucy è ormai quasi convinta di averlo solo immaginato, eppure quando si trasferisce a Londra con la sua famiglia... Una storia impregnata di amore per la natura e di atmosfere magiche, che fa venire voglia di rimboccarsi le maniche e iniziare a zappare, seminare e annaffiare. Un nuovissimo "Giardino segreto" in cui rifugiarsi con la fantasia contemplando le meraviglie della natura. Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8862567219
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 229
I bought this book for my 10 year old granddaughter, after her class had performed a dramatised version of the story of Lob, the green man. After she had read it - again - she passed it on to me. Thank you, Aimee - what a delightful book! Those privileged to be able to see Lob are given all the help Leggi tutto
Grandpa Will is one of the rare few who can see Lob. Lucy can see him, too, but how can she become a farmer when she lives in an apartment in London?
“Stand quietly in a park, garden, or the woods one day. Listen! Watch! If you are one of the lucky ones, you might see him. Lob! A green man.” Lob's main character is little Lucy, who loves visiting her grandpa and helping him in his vegetable garden. He teaches her all about seeds and watering and w Leggi tutto
Lucy's grand father lives in the country and loves to garden. Teaching Lucy to plant and appreciate the earth and all it yields, he credits Lob for some of the harvest. Lob is a green man as old as the earth, seen only by sensitive people. When Lucy observes Lob from the corner of her eyes, she feels Leggi tutto
Pretty cute, and probably worth a re-read. Glad I picked this up at HBP for a dollar.
This story perfectly blurs the edges between reality and garden magic. This book will take you on a magical journey through the seasons with young Lucy who gains a passion for gardening and nature through her grandpa. The reader joins in with her discovery of the magical mysterious green man Lob. Th Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this, it is about a young girl who has a creature in her garden, Follows Lucy through the seasons of a year and how LOB, helps her grow through helping the garden grow. Touches upon death, relationships, nature and just growth of a child in general. Sort of between reality and fantasy
A sweet, gentle story about Lucy and her ability to see Lob, a ‘green man’. Themes of nature, family (especially the bond between a grand daughter and her grandfather) and grief. Beautiful illustrations accompany the lyrical text.
As a gardener, children's lit lover, and aficionado of fairy lore, of course I loved this. It's sweet but not sickly sweet, just the right length for a simple story about family and magic and believing in yourself (and the journey of Lob the green man to find his new Person)
I loved this book when I was a kid. Can't believe I've found it again
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