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"She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door...she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it."

So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate: on a deserted island at its far corner, in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, live an entire community of people—"The ...

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Martin Hargreaves UK 1998 Hardcover 1st Edition New in New jacket Book. 8vo-over 7?-9?" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Intro. by Anne ... Fine. Originally published in 1947 in the U.K. in a different format and without these color plates. Read more Show Less

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England 1998 Hardcover Reprint New in new dust jacket. This mint, unread, HARDBACK, reprint, is delightfully illustrated by Martin Hargreaves, ACC Children's Classics, 1998 and ... has a mint, unclipped dust jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, clear, acid-free slipcover. The cover is dark green with gilt lettering to the front cover and the spine. The book size is 7.5" w x 10" h with 160 pristine pages on heavy high quality glossy paper. ISBN 1851497005. "The most famous of the trappers was called Gradgnag. He was a wiry man with grey hair and a taciturn disposition, who seldom spoke to anybody, but could call birds by note. For many moons he had been planning the longest of his treks. He was a kind of Allan Quatermain, and now he had reached the hinterland of a continent, which he had been exploring all his life. It was King Solomon's Mines to him, for the legends of Lilliput in Exile talked of a mysterious house, beyond the vasty borders of the Park itself, from which there could be got a won Read more Show Less

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"She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door...she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it."

So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate: on a deserted island at its far corner, in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, live an entire community of people—"The People," as they call themselves—all only inches tall. With the help of her only friend—the absurdly erudite Professor—Maria soon learns that this settlement is no less than the kingdom of Lilliput (first seen in Gulliver's Travels) in exile. Safely hidden for centuries, the Lilliputians are at first endangered by Maria's well-meaning but clumsy attempts to make their lives easier, but their situation grows truly ominous when they are discovered by Maria's greedy guardians, who look at The People and see only a bundle of money.

Ten-year-old Maria, an orphaned heiress living with her unpleasant guardians on a crumbling English estate called Malplaquet, finds her life changing in unimagined ways when she explores an overgrown island on the estate's lake and discovers the descendants of Gulliver's Lilliputians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851497003
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 158
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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    Amazing

    Were reading this book in school its a funny good book love it!! The beginnings a little boring but the rest is amazing!!

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