The Giant's Necklace (英語) ハードカバー – 2016/11/3
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A thrilling ghost story that revisits Cornwall's industrial past. Short-story-telling at its very best, from the UK most beloved writer for children. A tense and thrilling ghost story from the internationally acclaimed author of War Horse. It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days - weeks - of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant! But the end of the holidays had arrived. "You've only got today, Cherry," said her mother. "Just today, that's all." Cherry didn't mind, a day would be enough - she only needed a few more shells. So, amidst the taunts of her older brothers, she set out to search for them. Then the clouds grew dark and the waves grew large, and as the storm blew in, Cherry realized, to her horror, that she was cut off from the shore. From then on, events began to take a decidedly dark turn. One from which there was no turning back...
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo's short story is a small gem. Part adventure, part ghost story it slips easily between past and present as a little girl, determined to collect all the shells she needs for a giant necklace she is making, gets caught on the rocks by an unexpected storm. Cherry thinks she can keep above the powerful waves and make her way home safely especially when she finds an old mine shaft and some kindly miners. But has she really beaten the sea? Michael Morpurgo's ability to hold an audience spellbound is displayed at its best here. -- Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016, LoveReading "Now in paperback, a stunningly illustrated edition of his Cornish ghost story." The Bookseller商品の説明をすべて表示する
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On their last day, Cherry realises that she still hasn’t made the necklace big enough and asks her mum if she can stay for a little longer on the beach, near the cottage that they are renting. Her mum agrees that she can, for just a little while.
Cherry is so occupied with collecting her shells, that she doesn’t see the big black clouds rolling in, and the waves getting bigger. By the time she notices, it’s too late. She is stuck, cut off from the shore. Her only means of escape is to climb the rocks high enough to get to safety.
Will Cherry manage to get to safety? Will she be able to finish her necklace? And just who might she meet on her journey back to the cottage?
The Giant’s Necklace is a ghost story for children. As you might have gathered, this isn’t a lovey-dovey, sweet children’s book. This is a book for older children who love adventure/ghost tales.
Written by Michael Morpurgo, who is a fantastic author, he has the skills and the expertise to drag you into the story and have you clinging on to the characters, hoping that everything will be okay in the end.
The book follows Cherry’s story, who is such a lovely young girl. She is determined, and no teasing from her older brothers will stop her building her necklace.
The beautiful illustrations throughout will help children have a better connection with the story, and help them to visualise the words that they are reading.
As well as being a ghost story, the book also gets across the powerful message about how quickly you can suddenly find yourself in danger whilst at the beach, and that by taking care, you won’t end up in Cherry’s predicament.
I loved this book, and Michael certainly got me with the ending, as I really didn’t see it coming, and was shocked.
Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog
**I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed**