• Anglický jazyk

The Temples of Malplaquet

Autor: Andrew Dalton

A mesmerising and quintessentially English story, inspired by Johnathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' and T.H.White's 'Mistress Masham's Repose'. Jamie has just turned thirteen, when a normal family trip to Malplaquet and its mysterious temples reveals some... Viac o knihe

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A mesmerising and quintessentially English story, inspired by Johnathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' and T.H.White's 'Mistress Masham's Repose'. Jamie has just turned thirteen, when a normal family trip to Malplaquet and its mysterious temples reveals some very strange goings-on.... Tiny footprints lead to the discovery of curious little people living in the gardens. These Lilliputians have been there for hundreds of years, and forced to move from one home to another, till the ancient prophecy is fulfilled and their four separate provinces are reunited. But is Jamie really the 'Guide' and 'Fount of Wisdom,' or will he and his friends do more harm than good? Meet intriguing and vividly painted characters along the journey, such as Nigriff, the six-inch high Senior Imperial Archivist, Horatius Gratton, the frustrated owner of an incompetent flat-coated Retriever called Hobbes, and General Thorclan, leader of the Grecian army. Follow Jamie in 'The Temples of Malplaquet', the first in a trilogy which draws inspiration from 'Gulliver's Travels' and T.H. White's 'Mistress Masham's Repose', and from the beauty and magic of the eighteenth-century Landscape Gardens at Stowe.

The Author: Andrew Dalton has had a life-long fascination with eccentric architecture, from grottoes to ruins, as well as the history of gardens and landscape. He first experienced Stowe gardens as a child and has spent many years discovering more about them. He is currently delighted to be teaching Religious Studies at Shrewsbury School.

The Illustrator: Jonny Boatfield has created much of the artwork used by the National Trust at Stowe.

'A quirky, fun, surreal adventure story ... the stuff that children's daydreams are made of.' Joy Calderwood, www.reviewers-choice.com

  • Vydavateľstvo: The Lutterworth Press
  • Rok vydania: 2005
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 229 x 152 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9780718830472

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