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The Whispering Knights (Piccolo Books) Paperback – 9 Aug 1985

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New Edition edition (9 Aug. 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330236717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330236713
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,826,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Sept. 2002
Format: Paperback
Ever since our primary school teacher read us 'The Whispering Knights', I have been spellbound its magic. Immediately persuading my mum to buy it for me, I have read it repeatedly over the years, always with the same childlike wonder and enthrallment. An adventure of spells, witches, and ancient mystical monuments surrounding three village children: Martha, Susie & William; 'The Whispering Knights' is a fantastic story with the power to evoke the wildest magical dreams in a child's imagination. Superbly written and illustrated, it is in my opinion the best of Penelope Lively's works. I still count it as my favourite book ever. Exciting, scary & simply unforgettable. Now, reaching my mid-twenties, my original copy is so worn the pages have fallen out, and I find myself in search of a pristine copy so I can enjoy it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Thirty five years later, it's still a beautiful book 25 Jun. 2007
By Susan J. Clark - Published on
Format: Paperback
At the ripe old age of 46 I've come across this book, squirreled amongst the group of items I've kept since childhood. I last read it when I was 12, in 1972, when PL had written only one other book. I can understand why this is the only book I chose to keep from my childhood. Beautiful imagery and a powerful use of words that I found fascinating even then. The children seem a little 'old fashioned' now, but the story itself holds firm. My 8 year old son is loving it. I only hope the now fragile and yellow pages will last the distance.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
My favourite story 13 Sept. 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful story of three children, who inadvertantly bring Morgan le Fay back into power. Based in Oxfordshire, it utilises a famous stone circle, the Whispering Knights.
Written in the typical Lively easy to read style, it's a great children's story with a good mix of magic and modern sensibilities. It has long been one of my favourites and still gets a re-read even though I'm 20 years past the demographic.
Adapted -- reduced vocabulary 22 Aug. 2014
By E. L. Leverenz - Published on
Format: Paperback
On the verge of buying this, I noticed that the author was listed as Clare West instead of Penelope Lively. Then I realized that "1400 Headwords" means it's adapted for a reduced vocabulary. So I'm going for the hardcover instead.
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