FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Minnow on the Say has been added to your Basket
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Fun Meister
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A book which is in good overall condition. This means that it will be largely free of page markings, the spine will still be in solid, tight condition and there will be no pages which are missing from the book. The pages may have slightly turned corners but overall the book should be clean to touch and enjoyable to read.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Minnow on the Say Paperback – 4 Sep 2008

4.8 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.99
£1.91 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£6.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Minnow on the Say
  • +
  • Tom's Midnight Garden
Total price: £10.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reissue edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192792415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192792419
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Book Description

Two boys set out in their canoe to solve a riverside mystery in this exciting story by best-selling author, Philippa Pearce


Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
19
4 star
5
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 24 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This is a truly wonderful book. It has a great mystery story at its heart - with a clue that niggles away at your brain, trying to get you to work it out yourself. You really care about the characters and get caught up in all they do. The illustrations by Edward Ardizzone are tiny masterpieces that make you want to live inside them. No synopsis can do justice to the spell this story casts.
1 Comment 24 of 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Whenever I'm feeling under the weather, perhaps with a cold, and I'm having extra time under the duvet, I tend to re-read books I'm familiar with - rather like the literary equivalent of whisky, honey and lemon - and particularly children's books. I first read this as a child a few years after it came out and have read it again on several occasions, the last a couple of months ago. It's a wonderful story, and it's not about rich kids or privileged kids like (at different ends of the spectrum) Arthur Ransome's or Enid Blyton's protagonists. The boat these boys use is an old canoe they have found, and they have to overcome real practical difficulties - and the facts of life in post-war England. In that way this book is a historical document, and children may need some of it explaining. No cars, no mobile phones, no television or computers, and so on. Anyway, suffice it to say I rose from my bed of sickness refreshed after reading it. Give it a go. You won't regret it.
3 Comments 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I read this book when I was a child, and it was one of my favourites. Now, thirty plus years later, I have read it to my own children who have been just as captivated by it. Althoguh the story is quite simple, the adventures of david and Adam as they search the riverbank for treasure keep you gripped. I love the fact that it is set in the real world, and makes you feel as though it could really happen - it doesn't rely on magic, or other worlds, just a simple story of two boys and a long summer holiday. I thought that my children may find it too slow or boring, used as they are to Harry Potter type novels, but they loved it as much as I always did. Highly recommended, especially for 8 - 12 year olds.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book belongs with some of the English classics about rivers and boats, from "The Wind in the Willows" to "Three Men in a Boat". The descriptions of the long summer days spent searching for treasure up and down the River Say (I believe this is the Cam) are truly enchanting.

Like the river itself, the book has depths beyond the mystery and adventure. The subject of friendship is central to the book and the characters are all very well drawn, from the two central protagonists, the likeable "everyboy" David and the more complex adolescent Adam, to the supporting roles of Squeak Wilson and Adam's eccentric relatives.

Finally, what makes this book particularly worthwhile is that the author does not shy away from themes integral to life from class differences to the meaning of poverty to mental illness to death, which makes the story as relevant today as when it was written.
Comment 17 of 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A beautiful piece of work which features childhood from a distant but more stable and reassuring age. I first read this in the late 60s at primary school and loved it then. When I read it to my children again recently I was taken back to those innocent far off days. Philippa Pearce wrote some definitive works for children and this is one of my favourites.
Comment 14 of 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is a delightful, old-fashioned adventure story and how sad that in today's world two 11-year-old boys would never be left to mess around for long days on a river. Philippa Pearce, who spent her childhood in this landscape, conveys her deep love of the riverside as she also does in Tom's Midnight Garden.
At the heart of the book is a cracking good historical puzzle, sophisticated enough to keep adult brains ticking over. But the appeal of Pearce's writing for children is that she never condescends or patronises.
Comment 9 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
............... I too read this at a young age , I was captivated throughout , it was "real" , and at 56 years of age I am really looking forward to opening that first page again and immerse myself once again inside this wonderful story. I am thankful to have had a stepmother who taught English A level , and so our house was full of books of all genres........ I was encouraged to read from 5 years old , and this book is one of the many that are stored in my memories of a beautiful , book-filled world that was my childhood ................thank you Eleanor for providing me with a library of a house , with very many "Minnows On The Say" on the shelves............. I shall sit on a dark and cold autumn evening in front of an imaginary coal fire , and disappear for several hours , back to the river ............ a must read.....for all ages !
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Brings to life a peaceful, rural England of fifty or so years ago. A delightful adventure described in masterful language. A good story to share with youngsters or for competent readers to enjoy for themselves. However, I still prefer Tom's Midnight Garden, one of my all time favourite books from my own childhood.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback