A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories

A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading There s a flying apple pie a cat that s bigger than an elephant a house that lays an egg storybook ani

Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading There s a flying apple pie, a cat that s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales JoanHere are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading There s a flying apple pie, a cat that s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales Joan Aiken s delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own.

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A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories

About Author

  1. Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children s Literature Her most famous classic, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE has been in print for over 50 years with a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and unforgettable short storiesW COLLECTION 2016 The People in The Castle book show 2See NEWS NEW PUBLICATIONS at facebook JoanAikenOffFollow THE JOAN AIKEN BLOG at joanaiken.wordpress For Joan s life and full Bibliography visit joanaiken Joan s Life in brief She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry , and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge.She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children s books and thrillers For her books she received the Guardian Award 1969 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award 1972.Her most popular series, the Wolves Chronicles which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase , was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.Another series of children s books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pie kowski.Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting Of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye now a National Trust property This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E F Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories Aiken s father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.

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  2. Joan Aiken is at her best with this collection of gentle fairytales and fantasy stories, beautifully illustrated by Kevin Hawkes The pictures are like little jewels themselves, or tiny raindrops that reflect the people and events in the stories An excellent, cosy, curl up in your favourite quilt read I started this book thinking I d never read it before, but something about one of the stories rang a bell, so I must have done many years ago.My acid test of a good children s book is does it appeal [...]


  3. A collection of short stories for children.A Necklace of Raindrops 5 stars Actually this was the only short story in the book I remember reading as a little girl Laura s godfather, the North Wind, gives Laura a necklace and each year on her birthday gives her a raindrop to put on that gives her certain powers i.e doesn t get wet when it rains, etc However, the necklace keeps getting stolen and Laura has to find it.The other short stories are The Cat Sat on the MatThere s Some Sky in this PieThe [...]


  4. A 1001 CBYMRBYGU When I picked up my copy of this book from the library, I was initially very disappointed to find that it was a collection of short stories Then I started the book Mercy It was fantastic Literally and metaphorically Wonderfully written fantasies There is one story about a man who saves the North Wind, who then rewards the man with a gift of a necklace of raindrops Another is the tale of an old woman who accidentally baked a bit of sky in her pie Yet another tells of three men wh [...]


  5. I loved this when I was a child, but or less forgot about it until I came across it in my university library Then I remembered the magic of it, and all the illustrations were familiar I didn t remember all the stories, but the first and second in particular made an impression on me, and the one that basically included Baba Yaga They re almost fairytales, and that s how I ll shelve them here.Reading them now, I suppose they re smaller than imagination made them, and saccharine But there s fun, [...]


  6. What an amazing read a loud I highly recommend this book to anyone with children It was a book of 8 short stories that were very creative and fun Our favorite was the first story in the book, Necklace of Raindrops It was about a lucky little girl who got to have the North Wind as her godfather That was the only story my girls wanted me to read over again The story about the men in the desert was pretty boring but the rest were fun.


  7. I recalled reading this book as a child and how much I enjoyed it my favourite was A necklace of raindrops but the image from The Cat sat on the Mat of Emma hanging on the line to dry always made me laugh.




  8. A spectacular collection of magical folk tales for children Each one is wonderfully weird and creative Inspired I read them as a child and relished revisiting these stories as an adult I laughed and grinned I simply love her outlandish fantastical characters and plots A celebration of invention Such pure delight.


  9. This was a book that I think every child read when they were young and I was no exception I only had vague memories of the raindrop necklace story but didn t remember the others at all That s probably because the necklace of raindrops is the best one the others are cute and very random but not as memorable A nice book for young kids


  10. Great modern for the time it s as old as I am fairy tales A lot of flying things Good use of language repetition and unexpected words and events will entertain younger children Good people beat baddies in the end And those wonderful picutures, too


  11. I read this delightful book many years ago and enjoyed it just as much now as I did then The stories are magical and left me with the feeling that anything could happen Wonderful book.



  12. A Necklace of Raindrops ini bukan novel, melainkan sebuah kumcer Untuk anak anak Sangat fantasiyah Yang saya temukan di sebuah bazaar buku progdi Jerman kampus saya Dan saya dikasih gratis sama orang Jermannya karena sudah robek robek, katanya yang saya balas dengan ucapan terima kasih berkali kali Ah, betapa saya sudah jatuh cinta dengan buku ini tepat pada saat mata saya bertumbuk dengan covernya yang manis Dibuka dengan A Necklace of Raindrops , bercerita tentang seorang anak perempuan bernam [...]


  13. Title of Book A Necklace of Raindrops Author Joan Aiken Illustrated by JanPienkowskiThis is a charming collection of folk tales which would appeal to children from 5 9 years of age The stories are rather quaint and old fashioned but they effortlessly combine the magical and fantastical with the ordinary The little girl in the first story has been given a magical necklace of raindrops with powers to make it stop or start raining as she wishes but she still has to go to school Aiken introduces the [...]


  14. A 1001 CBYMRBYGU When I picked up my copy of this book from the library, I was initially very disappointed to find that it was a collection of short stories Then I started the book Mercy It was fantastic Literally and metaphorically Wonderfully written fantasies There is one story about a man who saves the North Wind, who then rewards the man with a gift of a necklace of raindrops Another is the tale of an old woman who accidentally baked a bit of sky in her pie Yet another tells of three men wh [...]


  15. I m happy to say I still own my original copy of this book and I will make sure I still have it in years to come when I am old, grey and have kids and grandkids of my own This book is beautifully written, the stories are wonderful and it is truly an underappreciated gem The other short stories in the book are also fantastic but A Necklace of Raindrops has been one of my favourite stories since I was a little kid and to this day I still read it whenever I need a pick me up It s not particularly f [...]


  16. Oh, how I enjoyed this book with my children My three year old was as entranced as my six year old and seven year old Without trying, a game came about because of one of the stories A baby blanket on the floor became the mat and whenever my two year old happened upon it, we could make any wish we wanted She soon discovered that everyone wanted her to stay on the mat and, naturally, she because noncompliant making wish time fleeting Throughout the week I would find my three year old daughter read [...]


  17. My daughter took this and the other two collections of children s stories by Joan Aiken that I own along to our POWERtalk meeting the other night for work during an Education Session she led on Storytelling Everybody thought the books and stories delightful and the Education Session went really well for her, too Once again the illustrations by Jan Pienkowski are perfect enhancements to the tales, and the tales are quirky and imaginative and the grandchildren have absolutely loved listening to th [...]


  18. This is a great collection of very original unusual short imaginative fiction They make great read aloud stories, mostly for 1st 2nd grade but The Baker s Cat works well for kindergarten The story is about a cat that grows enormous after being given some warm milk and yeast I like to bring warm water, sugar, and some yeast to show how yeast rises quickly I start the yeast before the story and by the time the story is done, the yeast has grown visibly and filled the room with wonderful baking sme [...]


  19. We listened to the audio book which is very very well by an older female actor but it meant we missed out on the illustrations Also, they re quite soporific I think they re meant to be, with the familiar folktale archetypes and symbols and those soothing grammatical structures factored by writers such as Neil Gaiman My eight year old wasn t interested in finishing them when it came to the second night of bedtime reading so I listened on my own I do think I would have loved this collection when I [...]


  20. Recib este libro en un intercambio que hicimos en la escuela primaria hace ya tantos a os y este libro me lo dio la que por entonces era mi mejor amiga, porque crey que me gustar an mucho las historias que contiene.Es un libro con mucha imaginaci n, con historias y personajes entra ables y llenos de mensajes para los ni os acerca de los valores y las virtudes Mi historia favorita de esta antolog a es la de El collar de las gotas de lluvia


  21. My grandma had a version of this when I was a child and I remember reading it constantly It s now become my traditional christmas read as an adult A Necklace of Raindrops has always been my favourite Laura receives a necklace from her Godfather, the North Wind, and receives a raindrop every year for her birthday She then gets it taken off her in school and a classmate steals it It s a beautiful story of her looking for it It s a very short story, but it s really very touching.


  22. I ve always loved these stories I remember them from when I was a kid and I just unearthed my copy of it in a box of books and had to reread them.There are some gorgeous stories in the book, and always the good guy or girl wins out in the end From a necklace of raindrops full of magic, to a patchwork quilt of stars, to three men working in a train station without any time off it s beautifully magic in every word.


  23. Read it in one night, I loved it that much Some very clever stuff going on beneath the words but, ultimately, a gorgeous collection of short stories that beg be to told rather than read My personal favourite was The Elves on the Shelves but it has made me want to explore of Aiken s short stories A perfect class read for KS1 or even lower KS2 The rich language and clever repetition throughout make these sound like fairy tales than some fairy tales do.


  24. kedi minderde oturuyordu Herkesn bildi i gibi o u kedi bunu yapar Bu durumda hi bir gariplik yoktur ama bir keresinde bir kedi minderde otururken garip bir ey oldu kafamdaki ocuk kitab tasviri tam olarak b yle tekerleme gibi ekerleme tad nda ok da k v rmadan d md z ilerle En sevdi im gezgin oldu.


  25. Absolutely charming I miss fairytales like this A collection of utterly gorgeous stories and in this edition some lovely illustrations I think my favourite story is the cat that sat on the mat and the titular A necklace of raindrops Perfect for a snowed in afternoon and if I had children this would definitely be a collection that I read to them.


  26. I grew up loving these stories, I read the Spanish version when I was little I recently purchased the English version because I am able to read the book in its original language now Great stories, not short, not long, just perfect, full of amazing beings and adventures I recommend this for everybody For reading, it is very accessible for 8 year old children.


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