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Wishing for Tomorrow

Wishing for Tomorrow

Scritto da Hilary McKay

Narrato da Justine Eyre


Wishing for Tomorrow

Scritto da Hilary McKay

Narrato da Justine Eyre

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4/5 (6 valutazioni)
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5 ore
Pubblicato:
Jan 5, 2010
ISBN:
9781441812704
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

Nothing is quite the same at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies since Sara Crewe went away with the Indian gentleman.

Lavinia is once again the girls' leader, but she hungers for a more interesting life. Lottie is still busy making mischief, as is the new neighbor, the red-headed boy. Alice, the new maid, brings a breath of fresh air and slapdash practicality to the school. But Sara is much missed-especially by her best friend, Ermengarde. Can Ermengarde find her own way and be happy? Will she and Sara ever be able to be friends the way they were before?

Hilary McKay opens the door to Miss Minchin's again and invites listeners to take a peek at the new adventures beginning in a beloved tale.

Pubblicato:
Jan 5, 2010
ISBN:
9781441812704
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Hilary McKay is a critically acclaimed award-winning author. She won the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. Her 2018 title, The Skylarks' War, marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and was the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. It is a classic in the making.

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  • (4/5)
    At the end of A Little Princess, Sara and the scullery Maid Becky are take away form Miss Minchin's boarding school. This sequel tells us what happens to the girls left behind. It is told through the eyes of Ermengarde, who feels betrayed by Sara. She thought she was Sara's best friend, yet Sara left and took Becky with her. True friendship never dies. I loved the book and now must go back and re-read A Little Princess to fill in some of the blanks I have. Great story. I could not put it down.
  • (1/5)
    Sequel to A Little Princess! Hardly. How can this be? Sara is out of the picture. But none the less a rather interesting story taking place in the school setting of Miss Michin's Select Seminary. Girls who have read A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett will enjoy the adventures of Lavinia, Ermengarde and Lottie. Were they Sara' class mates? A rereading of Little Princess can only tell.
  • (5/5)
    When I saw this book, I was nervous and excited at the same time. A Little Princess is one of my all-time favorites ever since I read it first at age ten. I had always wondered what happened next. (This still doesn't answer my question of what happens to Sara and all of the other girls as adults, though.) Overall, I think the author captures the texture of the original book quite well. I also found Ermengarde, Lottie, and even Lavinia much more likable. I am very happy with this sequel.
  • (4/5)
    I admit that I read this with a lot of trepidation. A sequel to Little Princess? How could it work? But it does work quite well and I found it all satisfying. [Nov. 2010]
  • (4/5)

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    Want to hear a story? I was in a very large bookstore in London with my daughter when I found a single copy of this book. Hilary McKay! one of my very favorite children's writers! writing a sequel to what may possibly be my all-time favorite children's book! I scanned the book carefully to find the price (not that there was any question - I was totally buying the book), but no price was visible. So I took it to the cashier, who also checked it carefully until she saw it: PROOF COPY. NOT FOR SALE. "Not for sale?" I wailed (in a quietly professional manner). "But why was it out on the shelves?" The clerk looked furtively to her right, then to her left, then shoved the book at me. "Take it," she hissed. "Just don't let anyone see it." And like a practiced criminal, i whisked the book under my raincoat, grabbed my daughter and sidled out of the store.("Mumsy?" said my daughter. "Are we stealing something?")So everything in the garden was lovely, but I am still not totally sure about this book. I loved how McKay brought Lottie to life - spoiled, whiny Lottie of The Little Princess is wildly inventive and impishly funny in Wishing for Tomorrow, and I would be sorry to have missed her. But the story's center is Ermengarde and her sense of betrayal (because Sara never told her about the magical transformation of the attic), and I had a hard time hooking up with that. Ermengarde is less stupid in this book (how could she be anything BUT less stupid) but also less tender and kind. However, the others girls are fleshed out in surprising ways that (also surprisingly) do not alter their initial characterizations, but simply expand them. And Miss Minchin's back story is both interesting and engaging, At first I was annoyed with McKay for seeming to attempt her rehabilitation (man, I hated Miss Minchin; she and I can never be friends), but that whole part of the plot grew on me. And I am sending a little Valentine to McKay for addressing the subjection of women in Victorian times in this most lighthearted novel. That is a real hat trick, I'm telling you.

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