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The Golden Pine Cone

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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.
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Harbour Publishing
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Barbara Roden
Feb 15, 2009 Barbara Roden rated it it was amazing
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.
Martha
Jul 13, 2013 Martha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
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.
Marmot
Jan 21, 2016 Marmot rated it really liked it
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
Diana Brown
Jul 13, 2013 Diana Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was 10. I loved the book and kept borrowing the book from the library. The story has stayed with me over the yearrs.
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I can't say a whole lot about this book as it's been so long since I read it. I do remember going to a lot of trouble to find it in the library after we moved so I could read it again!
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