Elidor

  • 188 Pages
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  • English
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StatementAlan Garner ; illustrated by Charles Keeping.
ContributionsKeeping, Charles, 1924-1988.
The Physical Object
Pagination188p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15590035M
ISBN 100006742912

Elidor is a short novel, a favourite from late childhood. Timeless, visionary, a tale of magic and myth, of hope and depair, it was a dark antidote to the happy Blyton bubble. In Alan Garner's world, reality had teeth and an edgy urban feel/5. In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book.

It is for children or adults, a quick easy read. The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built. Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(66).

In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book. It is for children or adults, a quick easy read. The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built.

Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(65). In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book. It is for children or adults, a quick easy read. The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built.

Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(65). Buy Elidor book cheap copy of Elidor book Elidor book Alan Garner. A mechanical street map, a deserted slum, a church in ruins, and a football.

Four ordinary things lead the Watson children on an extraordinary adventure to a Free shipping Elidor book $/5(5).

Elidor is a wild and empty kingdom on the point of being devoured by the forces of evil. Of four castles in the landscape, three have been lost to evil and the fourth is failing.

The lame fiddler of Manchester is the lame King Malebron of Elidor and he charges Roland to help him to regain the three treasures which are held in the Mound of Vandwy. The next book, Elidor, is of the same genre but here the setting is Manchester (where Alan Garner went to school), and the magic is seen only through the children's eyes.

***It was The Owl Service which really brought Alan Garner to everyone's attention.

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Clean. No store stamps. Four ordinary children embark on an extraordinary adventure when they discover Elidor, a magical world "one step removed from our own." Now, in an effort to prevent Elidor and our world from merging, the children set out to recover four ancient treasures while also trying to protect a stray unicorn named Findhorn.

Related with unflagging wit and a marvellous sense of the fun to be had with words, this book will be enjoyed by children for years to come.’ Spectator.

Praise for Elidor: ‘Each detail, ordinary or sinister, establishes atmosphere, background or character exactly. Elidor is a remarkable book: intelligent, rich Elidor book terrifying.’ TLSReviews: 2. Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elidor, a twilight world almost destroyed by fear and darkness.

On a gloomy day in Manchester, Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them into the twilight world of Elidor.

Alan Garner’s third book Elidor steps away from the sleepers-under-the-hill, from witches and elves; it steps away from Alderley Edge and into the edgeland of the ’s in the shattered terraced streets of Manchester that Garner sets this story.

In Elidor, the mythical and legendary sources of the motifs seem more tangible than ever. are the wasteland and the maimed King from the. Get this from a library.

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Elidor. [Alan Garner] -- Three brothers and a sister take the responsibility of possession of a length of iron railing, a keystone, two pieces of wood, and a cracked cup which symbolize the power of a spear, a sword, a.

Elidor and the Watsons’ fantastical adventures are the invention of author Alan Garner, whose book Elidor was first published in and has since become a classic of children’s literature.

A rich feature of Garner’s work is the combination of the fabulous and the everyday, of the mythic and the prosaic, and in particular the blurring of. Get this from a library. Elidor. [Alan Garner; Charles Keeping] -- While exploring a church that is being razed in a Manchester slum, four English children are drawn into another world where they are compelled to combat the evil power which grips most of the land.

Elidor is a perfect example of the magic he can weave. The plot is simple enough - the four Watson children must save the world of Elidor, one step removed from our own.

To do this, they are given four magical Treasures that guard Elidor from harm/5(58). In Elidor, Roland, the most imaginative child, is also the most truthful, for only he accepts and retains fidelity to the real experience of the marvellous.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest. "The finding is chance. Wasteland and boundaries, places that are neither one thing nor the other, neither here nor there—these are the gates of Elidor." For Roland Watson, Fog Lane, Manches and his older brothers and sisters, the gate is a gutted church on a demolition site, the "fix" between the two worlds is the music of a blind, lame fiddler who becomes Malebron, King of Elidor.

Elidor disappointed me by not being a third book in the Brisingamen series which I liked very much, and also by the fact that it seemed to end just as it was getting well started, but it did follow the formula of children from our world (in this case Manchester) getting into a fairy country.

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About the Book A mechanical street map, a deserted slum, a church in ruins, and a football. Four ordinary things lead the Watson children on an extraordinary adventure to a magical land called Elidor. Editions for Elidor: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ).

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Naimark "In From Stalin to Mao, Elidor Mëhilli effectively places the story of Albania in the context of its consistent interaction with larger states, systems, and demands. This turns into an Brand: Cornell University Press. I avoided the books of Alan Garner as a child.

A s Armada Lion edition copy of Elidor sat on my shelf, always taunting me. It might have been the threat of Tolkien-esque high fantasy suggested by its cover that put me off, or maybe, just maybe the sense of dread that permeated its pages were seeping into my world.

Now fifty years after it was first published I have built up the courage to. Elidor is a fast-paced adventure story containing plenty of tension, conflict, and danger, as well as a unicorn, treasures, magic spells, and chase scenes. The reader must remain alert because transitions occur quickly, and fantasy and the everyday intermingle.

A mechanical street map, a deserted slum, a church in ruins, and a football. Four ordinary things lead the Watson children on an extraordinary adventure to a magical land called Elidor. In pursuit of four ancient treasures, the forces of evil have crossed over into our world, and it falls to the Watson children to find the treasures, seal the bridge between worlds, and guard the strayed 5/5(2).

Stone Book Quartet (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Alan Garner | 26 Feb out of 5 The Moon of Gomrath, The Owl Service, Elidor, Red Shift, Lad of the Gad, A Bag of Moonshine) by Alan Garner out of 5 stars 1. Kindle Edition £ £ Elidor by Garner, Alan () Hardcover.

Read "Elidor (Essential Modern Classics)" by Alan Garner available from Rakuten Kobo. The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elid 4/5. Condition: About very good.

This copy of Elidor, by Alan Garner, is a mass market paperback, published by Collins [#, edition, later printing.

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Buy a cheap copy of The Alan Garner Omnibus: Elidor / The book by Alan Garner. On a gloomy day in Manchester, Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them Free shipping over $/5(5).Alan Garner OBE FRSL (born 17 October ) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

Much of his work is rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire : Children's fantasy, low fantasy, folklore.