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The Return of the Twelves This is an incredible book I even went to Haworth, England to see the house that the Bronte s lived in hoping to see the soldiers Imagination is a wonderful thing. One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly reali One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly realized boy The relationships with his family were spot on This is a fantasy and an adventure and simply can t believe that it isn t held up and universally celebrated as a classic Beneath A Floorboard In The Old Farmhouse Into Which His Family Has Just Moved, Eight Year Old Max Morley Discovers Twelve Time Worn Wooden Soldiers Under His Careful Watch, The Twelves Come To Life, Each Possessing A Name And A Distinct Personality As Max Soon Learns, They Share A History Filled With Incident And Adventure All An Imaginative Legacy Of The Famous Bront S Branwell, Charlotte, Emily, Anne , Who Were The Soldiers Original Owners In Its Mix Of Invention, Excitement, Character, And Literary History, The Return Of The Twelves Occupies A Rare Place In Children S Literature Its Gripping Narrative And Engaging Figures Make It Perfect For Young Readers Of Ten And Up I wish I had known this book my whole life, or at least the semester I took Children s Literature I would have voted for this book when we were deciding what our last book for the semester should be I was hooked the moment the first wooden soldier said his name was Butter Crashey Max, the young boy in the story who finds the soldiers, was perfect he didn t overly annoy me or seem too grown up like in some children s books He invented words, got sad when people teased or didn t believe him, b I wish I had known this book my whole life, or at least the semester I took Children s Literature I would have voted for this book when we were deciding what our last book for the semester should be I was hooked the moment the first wooden soldier said his name was Butter Crashey Max, the young boy in the story who finds the soldiers, was perfect he didn t overly annoy me or seem too grown up like in some children s books He invented words, got sad when people teased or didn t believe him, but he seemedreal or at least what I m used to in kids Even in my favorite children s books the main child can be overly obnoxious, rereading some of them that semester made me wonder how we put up with them while reading I also wondered if I would ve read Jane Eyre sooner in my life, which I loved, had I read this book I have the tendency to want to read whatever it is they are talking about in another book or movie or whatever the case may be , especially if talking about it positively Would I have readby the Bront s and will I now Maybe this will make meof a Brontyfan a word in the book that disappointingly had nothing to do with dinosaurs I had read most of this during the day at work, while we were slow and was able to lose myself in the book, which I try not to do at workoften I had to finish, I only had a few pages left when it was bedtime and it had me on the edge of my seat if I had been sitting At some point in your life you feel too grown up to read kid s books, I m glad I m past that stage in my life Give me a good book for any age range, I ll read it, but there s definitely something different about the feelings a children s book can evoke in you This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Max Morley has just moved into an old farmhouse when he discovers a set of twelve wooden soldiers hidden beneath a floorboard At first, he thinks they are just old toys, but when he begins to hear them speak and see them move, he realizes there is nothing ordinary about them In discussions with Butter Crashey, their leader, Max learns that the twelves were once owned by four genii, whose imaginations gave them a long history of adventure an This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Max Morley has just moved into an old farmhouse when he discovers a set of twelve wooden soldiers hidden beneath a floorboard At first, he thinks they are just old toys, but when he begins to hear them speak and see them move, he realizes there is nothing ordinary about them In discussions with Butter Crashey, their leader, Max learns that the twelves were once owned by four genii, whose imaginations gave them a long history of adventure and battle The four genii turn out to be the Bront , siblings Branwell, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne and the soldiers are so valuable and sought after that several parties would love nothingthan to take them from Max Thankfully, though, the Twelves prove to have their own ideas about where they belong.I did not plan ahead of time for this project to include so many Carnegie Medal books, but this is another one The Return of the Twelves won the award in 1962 Though I normally would scoff at a book about sentient toys, this one drew me in right away Max is a very believable and real character, and his relationships with his parents and siblings are similar to those most children have with their own families He handles the magic of the wooden soldiers in a way that makes sense to kids, because it is how they are likely to imagine they would act in his position The soldiers themselves are great fun to observe in action, and the ingenious ways Max looks after them without letting on that they are not completely independent are engaging and often funny.I took a class in college where I was assigned Wuthering Heights, and I remember my professor providing a lot of background on the Bront s during the discussion, but of course I ve forgotten the details and can t find my notes Thankfully, though, this book doesn t require any knowledge at all of any of the Bront s writings Max himself wonders for a good portion of the book why his new neighbor calls himself a brontyfan, and his interest in learning about the Bront children, and the childhood writings that chronicle the adventures of the Twelves, stems entirely from his love for the soldiers Readers might also take a sudden interest in reading The History of the Young Men after enjoying this book, but they don t have to have any prior background knowledge at all to appreciate the story of Max and the soldiers.It s been a while since I ve felt I could truly lose myself in the world of a book, but The Return of the Twelves gave me that experience I was with Max throughout the story, and only once was I pulled out by a detail that didn t seem to fit One of the soldiers talked to a rat, and the rat talked back As this was late in the story, and no other talking animals had been introduced, this really annoyed me But I don t tend to like talking animals very much, so I acknowledge that this might be a quirk which is specific to me This is a book which holds up very well considering its age, and which all literary minded families will want to share and enjoy together Branwell Bront s father once gave him a set of wooden toy soldiers, which Branwell and his sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne played with and wrote stories about, which eventually became masses of childhood writing about the kingdoms of Angria and Gondal.In The Return of the Twelves, a boy named Max discovers the soldiers and finds out that they re alive the imagination of the Bront s endowed the toys with names, personalities, and histories of their own Max and his sister Jane cherish the so Branwell Bront s father once gave him a set of wooden toy soldiers, which Branwell and his sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne played with and wrote stories about, which eventually became masses of childhood writing about the kingdoms of Angria and Gondal.In The Return of the Twelves, a boy named Max discovers the soldiers and finds out that they re alive the imagination of the Bront s endowed the toys with names, personalities, and histories of their own Max and his sister Jane cherish the soldiers and play with them as the Bront s did, until word gets out that they ve been discovered, and Max and Jane must figure out how to keep them safe and restore them to their rightful home.You needn t know anything about the Brontes to enjoy The Return of the Twelves, though it s evenenjoyable if you do Clarke provides all of the necessary information in the text, and the true joy of the book is her imaginative portrayal of the soldiers themselves and of Max s relationship with them, as he insists on not treating them just as toys and allowing them to control their own destiny I d never heard of this book before reading about it in Mistress Masham s Repose, The Borrowers and The Indian in the Cupboard Particularly appealing for those who have an interest in the Bronte juvenilia.4.5 stars I d never heard of this book before reading about it in How the Heather Looks A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children s Books It s a delightful story about a young boy discovering the twelve wooden soldiers of the Bronte children Sure to charm a reader, of any age, who enjoyed books like Mistress Masham s Repose, The Borrowers and The Indian in the Cupboard Particularly appealing for those who have an interest in the Bronte juvenilia.4.5 stars Exactly what a children s book should be extraordinarily imaginative, includes interesting historical facts without hitting the reader over the head, and magical I only wish I d gotten to read it as a child This is a dear little book, that I read because of the Bront connection and loved because of Butter Crashey. One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly reali One of the very best children s books I ve ever read Beautifully conceived and written, and the author has done a splendid job of bringing the twelve to life in a way that never once panders or condescends to it s targeted child audience The English countryside a small village toy soldiers that come to life the Bronte s there is something for everyone This story is endearing, suspenseful and humorous I didn t want it to end I thought the young protagonist Max was a perfectly realized boy The relationships with his family were spot on This is a fantasy and an adventure and simply can t believe that it isn t held up and universally celebrated as a classic.http upload.wikimedia.org wikipedia


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