Da una delle più grandi scrittrici inglesi per ragazzi la tenera storia di un'amicizia tra una talpa immortale e una bambina. Un'avventura misteriosa nei meandri della terra, in cui Bet capirà che la più alta espressione dell'amore non è possedere ma lasciare andare. "Aveva una sensazione opprimente, vertiginosa, da mal di testa, e soprattutto aveva paura, paura di tutte quelle cose così inaspettatamente grandi e minacciose, e di se stessa così piccola e così indifesa. La voce di Talpa, all'altezza del suo orecchio, giunse confortante: "Prima scendiamo di sotto, meglio sarà per te. Seguimi". Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 8884515599
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 168
I have read only one other book by this author that being 'A Dog So Small'. The story line here had great promise however for me it was nowhere near the high poignant quality of 'A Dog So Small'. Easy reading and not unpleasant but for me far from memorable.
The Little Gentleman by Philippa Pearce The Little Gentleman written by Phillipa Pearce and illustrated by Patrick Benson is the story of a young girl called Elizabeth (Bet) and her developing relationship with a talking mole that lives in a nearby meadow. They become friends and start to share each Leggi tutto
If Edith Nesbit had written this, it would have been funny, humane, and touching. This is the second time I have tried to read a Pearce book, thinking, "This looks charming." But no. The word is dreary. Sorry, but I'm not giving her another chance. The only thing I enjoyed was the key historical ref Leggi tutto
Maybe *3.5. Don't often peruse the children's shelves at the library, but borrowed on the strength of Pearce's better-known 'Tom's Midnight Garden' and because I'm partial to moles. Not massively memorable, and perhaps not helped by the fact that it's set in the modern day: the child protagonist's gra Leggi tutto
I'm really torn between giving this book 2 stars or 3 Because I kind of enjoyed it but At the same time I didn't get to experience that sense of adventure and thrill which I usually get when reading children's books. I really didn't like the characters in this one. They felt flat and without depth a Leggi tutto
I was a bit underwhelmed by this book. I found the mole character intriguing and the relationship he had with the protagonist was lovely, but as soon as the narrator mentioned "witchcraft", I was disappointed. I still adore Philippa Pearce though.
A very sweet, imaginative and enjoyable read
Just like "Tom's Midnight Garden", this book is so quietly beautiful. The different/parallel depictions of friendship are perfection.
A girl befriends a talking mole. This was an odd short story, but I thought it was quite good. Reading time around one hour.
Mr. Franklin has fallen off his ladder and has a cast. His neighbor Mrs. Allum and her granddaughter Bet come to help him with domestic duties. Mr. Franklin asks Bet to go and sit on a log near the river and read aloud from a book about Earthworms by Charles Darwin. This unusual request by Mr. Frank Leggi tutto
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