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Rebecca's World: Journey to the Forbidden Planet (Beaver Books) Paperback – 27 Aug 1976


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Beaver Books (Hamlyn); First paperback edition edition (27 Aug 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600375838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600375838
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 736,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Oct 2003
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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 By A Customer on 8 Oct 2000
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 By A Customer on 29 Dec 2000
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 By "marieshooter" on 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 By R. Williamson on 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 By Little Bingle on 28 Feb 2000
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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 By A Customer on 16 Jan 2000
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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By A Customer on 25 Jun 2003
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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