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Rebecca's World: Journey to the Forbidden Planet [Paperback]

Terry Nation , Larry Learmonth
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Product details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New edition edition (15 May 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099463903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099463900
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A memorable read for children and adults. 14 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Rebecca's World: Journey to the Forbidden Planet

This is a book which cries out for a re-print! I was given a copy of Rebecca's World when I was eight, and I loved it so much that I never wanted it to come to an end. Sadly, I lost the book many years ago and only recently came across an affordable copy. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it.

Rebecca is a wonderful character, one that is instantly recognisable to any child, or adult, who during a boring holiday wishes they were off having a fabulous adventure elsewhere. Rebecca finds that her wish is swiftly granted when she plays with a telescope in her father's study. Magically she is transported to a different world.

The friends that Rebecca makes during her adventures are delightful: a superhero in a threadbare costume and with a rather un-heroic physique, a man with an endless layer of coats and the most painful feet in the world, and finally, a spy who is inept with disguises and not terribly good at spying. They make a great team. As do the villains and the monsters that appear, thanks to Terry Nation's creativity with both. Some of them can be quite disturbing due to the excellent illustrations by Larry Learmonth that accompany the text. The tongue twister monster in particular is very creepy, perhaps more so to me as an adult than when I was a child.

While there are traditional aspects to the story they are expressed in an inventive way, an encounter with the Bad Habits, for example, they don't detract from the overall inventiveness and imagination.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking read 8 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was the first book i ever read, and really enjoyed at the same time. That was 11yrs ago. I have just recently bought it, and it still is a cracking read. I recommend this book to anyone who needs, or wants to take up reading again, of if u want your children to start reading, instead of playing on thwere computer consoles, and surfing the net! Just sit back and enjoy the tale of rebecca and her newly found friends, grisby, a sore footed grumbler, captain 'k', a wimpish super hero, and kovac, an undercover spy (! )...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 29 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I read this book when very young, and recently ordered it specially from a bookshop because I could still remember it, 10 years later. The scenes in this book are magical and eerie, the sort of things you might have dreampt about one night and remembered tiny, vivid pieces about it for the rest of your life. Now I read this book again I see hidden messages in the story that went unnoticed when I was younger, which makes this book a joy to read for people of all ages with imagination and sentimentality.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebbecas World - enthralling 18 Aug 2002
Format:Hardcover
Through my sisters recollection of reading this book when she was younger, she recommeded i read it to my 7 year old daughter. We both thoroughly enjoyed it, she could not wait to go to bed every night! I can honestly say that it has left a lasting impression on us both.
Please please republish a detailed illustrated hardback the same as we had years ago!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read aloud book 30 Nov 2000
Format:Paperback
i have read rebecca's world to hundreds of six to ten year olds in the last twenty years and every time i read the book it seems to be the perfect story. a comic fantasy with a serious environmental subtext.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 28 Feb 2000
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is still my very favourite book - and I am now 28! It is the first book I ever finished and thought "I will never forget that story" and I never did. I have just re-read it and it is as magical now as it was then. A wonderful book for children, I would insist mine read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 16 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This story grabbed my attention from start to finish when I was at school and it still has the same affect today. It is wonderful for childrens' imaginations and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tale of fantasy and adventure 25 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first read this book as an 8 year girl and remember being drawn into the pages as if I were Rebecca herself. I have now managed to get a copy of the book for my own child and as I was reading it to him, I became that 8 year old girl again.
Rebecca is transported to a far away star where she meets a group of interesting characters. Together they try to outwit the greedy Mister Glister who is trying to build on his wealth by taking from all the other peoploe that live on the star. Along the way Rebecca and her friends meet a number of challengs and various strange but interesting characters who are trying to stop them from acheiving their goal.
This is an excellant tale of adventure and fantasy to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. My own son,. who is now 8 puts it at the top of his list of favourites.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent storyline
I have read this book many times. First in primary school and many many times since. One thing I can say for sure is it is still a great read even after the first time. Read more
Published 8 months ago by 01zesty01
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for all ages
I adore this book. Even in my late thirties I return to it often, it's absolutely one of the best books of my childhood and I was so gutted at having lost my copy, my mother... Read more
Published 13 months ago by hergerbabe
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Children's book.
I lost this book (my brother gave it to Oxfam) so I've just bought a second hand second edition for over 20.00, and it was worth every penny. Read more
Published 13 months ago by sallyc
5.0 out of 5 stars enchanting story
childhood book delighted to have found it......amazing story about a young girl who finds herself on another planet and has to go on a long mission to save the last ghost tree.
Published 18 months ago by claire duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite children's book for reading aloud
my very favourite children's book for reading aloud favourite children's book for reading aloudmy very favourite children's book for reading aloud favourite children's book for... Read more
Published 20 months ago by CJM
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia of the highest form!!!
I didn't know you could still buy Rebecca's World!I've just enjoyed reading everyone's reviews of it and they nearly all say they read it as a child or knew someone who did,in the... Read more
Published on 10 May 2012 by littledoll
5.0 out of 5 stars finally!
finally got my hands on this brilliant book without having to pay stupid prices for it. still pricey, but compared with others - very reasonable. quality of the book was fine.
Published on 18 Sep 2011 by Mr
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebecca's World
I remember this book from when I was at primary school and read it 11 times before my teacher found out that I was reading the same book from the school library over and over... Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2011 by dix-neuf
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of a Book
I first had this book bought for me when I won a competition to meet Terry Nation in Swale. I remember there were Daleks there. Read more
Published on 19 May 2011 by Ian Scales
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy and adventure story
I read this to my class when I first started teaching 25 years ago. I lost my original copy but last year purchased a second hand copy. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Amazon Customer
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