Moon Eyes

Moon Eyes is Book I just re read this and while it s not quite as gripping as I remember it from adolescence it s still a eerie English countryside magic story that lives up to Trina Schart Hyman s e

Moon Eyes is Book I just re-read this and while it's not quite as gripping as I remember it from adolescence, it's still a eerie English countryside magic story that lives up to Trina Schart Hyman's engrossing illustrations. One does wonder at all the hedge magic and casual accounts of local witchcraft going on, but feel is classic.. Kate, her father and little brother, 5 year old Thomas, live in an impoverished state in a grand old house that has been in the family for generations When her struggling artist father decides he needs to go away and paint, he leaves Kate and Thomas in the care of neighbor Mrs Beer and her husband In the great old house, with only Thomas for company, Kate is terribly aloKate, her father and little brother, 5 year old Thomas, live in an impoverished state in a grand old house that has been in the family for generations When her struggling artist father decides he needs to go away and paint, he leaves Kate and Thomas in the care of neighbor Mrs Beer and her husband In the great old house, with only Thomas for company, Kate is terribly alone So when Aunt Rhoda appears in the quiet village and introduces herself as a relative, Kate is than happy to welcome her in But too soon Kate begins to feel the menacing usurpation of Aunt Rhoda s presence, and senses the arrival of the great dog Moon Eyes She has opened her home to something much greater So begins a deadly struggle for possession with Thomas as the prize.. Good Book Moon Eyes I first read this when I was about 10 or 11 and it scared me to death. I read it again a few years ago and it still creeps me out. Very well-written: evocative and atmospheric. Poole creates an ever-increasing sense of dread as Kate fights to understand what is happening to her life and her family: Who, or what, are Aunt Rhoda and Aunt Rhoda's great black dog Moon Eyes, and how can Kate save her little brother Thomas from falling under their spell forever?

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  1. Josephine Poole is the renowned author of several books for children and young adults Her first book was published in 1961, and she has also written extensively for television She lives in Somerset.whistlesinthewind.wordpress.c

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  1. I just re read this and while it s not quite as gripping as I remember it from adolescence, it s still a eerie English countryside magic story that lives up to Trina Schart Hyman s engrossing illustrations One does wonder at all the hedge magic and casual accounts of local witchcraft going on, but feel is classic.


  2. I first read this when I was about 10 or 11 and it scared me to death I read it again a few years ago and it still creeps me out Very well written evocative and atmospheric Poole creates an ever increasing sense of dread as Kate fights to understand what is happening to her life and her family Who, or what, are Aunt Rhoda and Aunt Rhoda s great black dog Moon Eyes, and how can Kate save her little brother Thomas from falling under their spell forever






  3. The beginning is super bogged down with description and awkward prose Not sure it is worth paying for If you can find it at your library, definitely do that.



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