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Charlotte finds it hard to sleep her first night at boarding school. When she wakes to see a large tree looming outside her window, she wonders if she's still ...
Charlotte finds it hard to sleep her first night at boarding school. When she wakes to see a large tree looming outside her window, she wonders if she's still dreaming. Surely the tree wasn't there before. And surely this room contained more modern furnishings before she went to bed. . . . "An intriguing fantasy."--The Horn Book.
"...a book of quite exceptional distinction...the author has built a haunting, convincing story which comes close to being a masterpiece of its kind...not easily forgotten."—Christian Science Monitor
A "haunting fantisy." —Publishers Weekly
"Farmer writes with style. She is vivid in her depiction of place: on almost every page, scattered with colorful figures of speech, we are drawn into the school and the surroundings of the school through sights and sounds and smells and textures...above all we are moved by the depth and poignancy of the relationship between Charlotte and Emily."—Eleanor Cameron
"This year's most haunting fantasy."—The Sunday Times
"Farmer is always gifted in her grasp of possibilities that bring us up short with surprise and delight and satisfaction."—Eleanor Cameron
Posted February 26, 2002
Posted August 8, 2001
This was a most wonderful book to have read. After reading it (as an adult w/o children) I have fallen in love with this little tale, also so spun off by 80's band The Cure in their song of the same title. A most endearing story, which I recommend to anyone with kids, or anyone who was touched by the band.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.