A reprint of this classic fantasy story, first published in 1965, illustrated with black and white line drawings by Charles Keeping. Four children in Manchester chance on a ruined church where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them entry into the strange world of Elidor which is threatened by the powers of evil.
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Alan Garner was born in Cheshire, where he still lives today. His first book, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, was published in 1960. He was awarded the OBE for services to children's literature in the 2001 New Year Honours list.From AudioFile:
When the four Watson children go into a ruined church in a deserted neighborhood in Manchester, England, they enter the strange world of Elidor, a land being overrun by an evil power. The children reluctantly become the guardians of Elidor's treasures--a sword, a stone, a spear, and a cauldron--and return with them to their twentieth-century world. Now the Watsons, as well as Elidor, are threatened. Garard Green, a seasoned audiobook narrator, gives the children convincing childlike voices and varies tone and phrasing to effectively communicate their emotions, as well as their words. As the Watsons courageously fight off the evil that so relentlessly pursues them, Green makes the unbelievable seem all too believable, wrapping the listener in the magical, sinister atmosphere of Garner's well-crafted fantasy. C.R.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Nelson Thornes Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110333315537