Glass Town: The Secret World of the Bronte Children

Bedard, Michael

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Synopsis: This look into the secret world of the Bronte children focuses on their austere daily lives and reveals the rich inner lives that helped three of them grow up to become writers. Sadly, only after they died did the hundreds of tiny books of their adventures come to light. Full color.

From School Library Journal: Grade 3-6. In Emily (Doubleday, 1992), Bedard explored the fertile ground that a life of seclusion provided for the imagination of a 19th-century American poet. Here, he crosses the ocean to Victorian England and creates a story to celebrate the unusual childhoods of that venerated trio of writers?Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte (and their brother, Branwell). A foreword reveals that, following Charlotte's death, over 100 miniature books and magazines were discovered, handwritten in tiny print by the foursome. From childhood through adulthood, they had penned a secret world?the majestic "Glass Town." Bedard's story is narrated by Charlotte, whose telling fades in and out of reality, thus offering both a slice of the family's eccentric life in the English parsonage and the fantasy world to which the children frequently fled. The single- and double-page oil paintings contrast the dark, humorless world of their strict father and spinster aunt with the highly romanticized views of raging seas and windswept moors of their imaginations. Many of the landscapes depict a low horizon with dramatic, ever-changing skies and vast expanses dwarfing the buildings. The language is carefully chosen, in a style consistent with that of young writers honing their skills: "We woke a world, a world within.... We dip our pens in dream." With its foreboding aura and relatively unknown subject (most elementary children haven't read the Brontes), this book will have to find its audience: other introspective children, budding authors, those who dwell in their own interior worlds. But they will find it to be well worth the effort.?Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
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