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The Green Ship (Red Fox Picture Books) Paperback – 4 May 2000

4.7 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (4 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099253321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099253327
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.4 x 31.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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The Green Ship is yet another classic by Quentin Blake and a must for the library of all 6 to 8-year-olds,( as well as all Blake lovers between the ages of 6 and 80). The basic idea is a wonderful stroke of the imagination. The green ship which Alice and her brother find in the grounds of the big house isn't a real ship but one that's been created by the cutting of bushes and trees into the shape of bow and stern, funnels and masts. And there's even a fully equipped wooden wheelhouse. When kind old Mrs Tredegar produces an Atlas there's nothing to hold them back. Each day they imagine voyaging to some new place-- Italy, Egypt, the Arctic, the Equator, and for each Quentin Blake produces yet another evocative, funny, moving illustration. A heart-warming tale about a special relationship between an imaginative adult and two children as well as about the magic of the imagination. --Tamsin Palmer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"A book of exceptional warmth and humanity . . . This is Quentin Blake at his richest and most colourful" (Guardian)

"A book to explore and enjoy again and again" (Junior Education)

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... that gets choked up reading this very special book. The combination of wonderful illustrations and perfectly chosen words draw us back to this book more often than any other on my 6-year-old daughter's bookshelf. The author has somehow managed to encapsulate the passage from childhood to adulthood and beyond in what appears to be a simple story of adventure and friendship. We love it!
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When you've shared this book once, you will want to have it to keep. The dfes recommends it for Year 4; but my Year 1 child loved the text and the illustrations. She thought "the ending means that the children have grown up to be the sort of grown ups who still like adventures". A book to treasure!
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This story gets me weeping inside just thinking about it. Whenever I read it to my two little girls I choke up.
This simple tale is about childhood adventure but also about growing up and having to leave behind a part of our childhood. Perhaps the story touches the piece of us that remembers that sense of loss. It's victorious also, as it deals with the resolution of loss in adulthood.
This is a children's book but I think Wise Mr Blake wrote it as much for the grown-ups.
Buy the book for your children. Keep it for you.
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This is a brilliant book. I am 33 years old and stumbled across it in my local library. I knew Mr Blakes work through Mr Dahl.
This is such a moving book and little boy is enthralled by its reading.
I am afraid that the scene where Mrs Tredegar (that was her name) ties the ship up makes me cry.
In an age where inane drivel such a "Big Brother" passes for popular culture, I am so pleased that it is possible for innocence and intellect to prevail in this delightful book.
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This enchanting story has become a favourite with my 4 year old although it would be good for children a little older as well. As always, Quentin Blake's illustrations are magnificent and the story itself is a delightful tale that will challenge and stimulate young minds ith its tale of imaginary voyages in an imaginary ship in the garden of a friendly old lady. The picture of the thunderstorm is almost worth the price of the book alone.
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Brilliant
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No problems with the book. However, the condition was not as good as I had hoped and it still had library details inside.
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By Bethanny:
What the story is about
The story is about a little girl called Alice and her brother. They go exploring but what do they find...

My review
I really enjoyed the book because it is about a little girl and a boy and they go exploring. It is a fantastic, brilliant, amazing book you will love to read. Get reading.
I give this book nine marks out of ten.

By Shelby:
I like it because it's a magnificent book. Every one will want to read the book because it's a nice book.
If you read one page you will want to read the whole book.
I give this book 10 out of 10

By Dean:
I liked the part when they were looking
In the green ship.
It would be suitable for 5 to 8 year olds.

A character from the book
Alice loved adventure Alice is a little girl with brown hair and hair and brown eyes she has a little brother he is a marvellous character.

By Jazz:
I think this book is good because the illustrations are excellent.
This book is so good I could not put it down.
I give this book 8 out of 10.

By Michael:
I like the part when they found. A
Green ship. It would be suitable for
5/8 year olds. A character from
the book Alice was funny in the book. Alice is a little girl and she has a big brother. Alice is excellent character she exciting I gives this book 10 out of 10.

By Patrick:
I liked this book becase
It is suitable for cildren
This book will make you happy .
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