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The Glass Ball

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The blue glass ball came from the Aegean sea. Niko found it when he was gathering seaweed in which to wrap the candles his father had made for the monastery. Together with his friend Max, Niko was to deliver the candles, and the two boys planned to stand on the monastery roof to watch the arrival of the tourists and the Cabinet minister who was coming to the island from ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published 1962 by E. P. Dutton & Co. (first published 1961)
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Jun 14, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it
Here we get a glimpse of life on a Greek Island as experienced by two boys who entertain themselves on a hot day. The illustrations provide the necessary images that support the text. This depicts play at its finest -- a found object and a little imagination provide both fun and adventure.

Reminiscent of The Red Balloon.
Hilary Woolf
Hilary Woolf marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2016
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William Mayne was a British writer of children's fiction. Born in Hull, he was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books. He lived most of his life in North Yorkshire.

He was described as one of the outstanding children's authors of the 20th Century by the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, and won the Carnegie
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