Eleanor Estes/Moffat Books

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Return of the Twelves




The Return of the Twelves
by Pauline Clarke
(1962, 296 pages)

I think our 8-year old read this literally 12 times in row. (At age 11, she still likes it.) Similar in concept to the (later) Indian in the Cupboard books. The very cool thing about this story is that it is about the set of toy soldiers actually owned by the Bronte children, around which they created an elaborate fantasy game. The soldiers are rediscovered by children living near the old Bronte house. I won't give the rest away.

1 comment:

hopeinbrazil said...

I´ve been trying to remember the name of this book for years! Thanks for jogging my memory.