Minnow on the Say

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Oxford University Press - Children, Feb 16, 2012
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It's a great discovery. Right there, at the bottom of the garden, bobbing on the river, is a canoe. The Minnow. David can't help wishing he could keep her . . . The Minnow leads him to Adam, and an extraordinary summer begins. Armed with a mysterious, ancient clue, the two boys set out along the river by boat. They're determined to find the legendary lost treasure, hidden by one of Adam's ancestors hundreds of years before. But they are not the only people looking for treasure, and soon they are caught in a dangerous race against time . . .

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After a flood, a boy (David) finds a canoe at his family's landing, and then finds a new friend (Adam) in the discovered owner. The two of them spend a glorious summer in the canoe (The Minnow ... Leer comentario completo

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I was surprised I hadn't already read it when I started it; I was even more surprised to realise just how good this classic was that I'd assumed I probably had read and forgotten. It's pacey and engaging, though towards the end getting a bit more guessable. Leer comentario completo

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Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Cambridgeshire and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say and Tom’s Midnight Garden.  She later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University.  She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor.  She wrote many books including the Modern Classic, Tom’s Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal.  She was also awarded an OBE for services to Children’s Literature.  

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