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The Golden Pine Cone
Bren and Lucy, brother and sister, are playing near their home in the Kootenays one day when they find a golden pine cone. Before they know it they are tumbling into an underwater world, racing across the countryside with a fast team of reindeer, soaring through the air with a flight of Canada geese - and, finally, returning the golden pine cone to its rightful owner.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Harbour Publishing
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Almost unknown today, The Golden Pine-Cone is a wonderful fantasy novel, set in the mountains of eastern British Columbia and drawing heavily on Native folklore and legend. Bren and Lucy, the young brother and sister who must return the magical pine-cone of the title to its rightful owner - braving all manner of dangers, hardships, and tests of courage on the way - are an engaging and resourceful pair, and the book deserves to be reissued for a new generation.
This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. The only problem was the girls in the story were so lame, weak and stupid. But the story captivated me and I never forgot the world that Ms. Clark created for me.
This was also like a local version of Narnia. I picked it because the author is from where I live (kootenay lake), and it was cool to recognize local places, animals and plants within the context of a children's novel. I also enjoyed the pen and ink illustrations included in my edition, which were done by one of my favourite BC artists, Greta Guzek. Only thing that was a bit questionable was the author's use of the word "Indian" (common in her day but non-PC nowadays), I doubt the local First ...more