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Diamond in the Window (Harper Trophy Books) [Paperback]

Jane Langton
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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPaperbacks; 1 edition (Nov 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064400425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064400428
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A mysterious poem and a series of dreams compel young Edward and Eleanor to search for Prince Krishna's treasure.

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EDWARD HALL SAT UNDER the front porch of the big house on Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts, and thought about his two ambi in life. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the Window 13 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book years ago - proabably when I about ten or so and the feelings it evoked have stayed with me, if not the ins and outs of the story. I remember different worlds, treasure and a bitter sweet story. It's one of the books I have always wanted to re-read and set me on the path of being a Fantasy fan. With two children approaching that age I wanted to relive it and share the book with them; I searched Amazon in the hope that I would find a reference. And it's been published again. Fantastic. I can't wait.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best children's novels ever written 2 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The Diamond in the Window not only made me a reader, it made me a writer too (for adults, so far). A mystery, a quest, a magical adventure rooted in the reality of small-town New England life it's one of the most exciting and funny books ever written. I'm THRILLEd it's reprinted, having pestered UK bookshops for years to see if it's still around. For anyone who hasn't read it, Eleanor and Edward live with their Aunt Lily and batty Uncle Fred, a former Trancendentalist philosopher. Neither has got over the mysterious disappearance of the Indian Prince Krishna, who disappeared along with Ned and Nora, their younger brother and sister. But Eleanor and Edward start to discover what went wrong when they sleep in the attic window with a "diamond" in it. Their dreams, at first pleasant, of finding Prince Krishna's treasure, turn into nightmares in which they can be really hurt. The best thing about this novel is that it introduces children to complex ideas about nature and morality, while remaining completely thrilling. I read it recently to my own eight year old and now my six year old is also hooked. I'm going to buy it for all the children I love. Please, please reprint The Swing in the Summerhouse too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I can't believe this book is back in print again! I first read it and its partner The Swing in the Summerhouse (reprint this one PLEASE!)about 25 years ago, and it changed the way I felt about books.The childrens adventures are set in fantasy but have a grounding which is very firmly in the real world, and have a message for us which I have never forgotten. I thought too that I was the only one who had ever read it, and have spent a large part of my life trying to share it with others, made much easier now by the reissue! I have the original hardbacks of the pair bought from a surplus library sale many years ago, and guard them like gold. Everyone should read this book no matter what their age - it is one of the best childrens' books ever written, for adults too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has never left me. 31 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
There are 3 books that were very instrumental in influencing my love for reading. They are "A Wrinkle In Time," "The Clock In the Walll," and "The Diamond In the Window." The diamond book being one of the most important. I was ten when I discovered all three in the science fiction section of my school library. When everyone was reading Judy Blume I was discovering Madeline L'Engal. These books allowed me to explore a world where anything seemed possible and life was exciting in a very mystical way. Even to this day I can see certain images or hear certain things and these books come to mind. Just recently I caught "The Secret Garden" on TV and it reminded me of "The Diamond In the Window". Both mediums seems to exude such magical elements for children. Literally transporting them to a magic world which was literally there in their own "back yards". "The Diamond In the Window" will take both the child and adult back to that place that we imagine in our minds that anything is possible and so may things are mystical and magical.
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By L. Day
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
OH, I do agree, please, please reprint swing in the summer house. I thought I was the only one! You know if you enjoyed these I bet you would like a Tale of Time City by Dianna Wynn Jones. She has that magical but believe-able quality too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A magical childhood reading experience 29 Aug 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
All the reviews spell it out - this wonderful book was one of the most memorable from many childhoods. So the question is - Why can't we have The Swing in the Summer House too? Please consider reissuing this Langton classic. There are obviously many parents, librarians and kids who would jump at the chance to purchase it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An astonishingly imaginative book. 10 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I read this book when I was in primary school, and I like others thought that I was the only person to have read it and been touched by it. Looking back, I now see that it not only shaped the the reading habits of a lifetime, but also changed the way I thought about life and it's wonders. I want my son to be able to experience this wonderfully imaginative book...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Fantasy that all ages can enjoy 10 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I first read this book when I was 13 yrs. old, and have since read it to my children. Of all the books I have read in my 44 years, this one is an all-time favorite. One of my favorite parts in the book are when the children discover the hidden room in the Victorian mansion and from there set out on exciting adventures through their dreams.
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