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Whistle Down The Wind
Mary Hayley Bell
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Whistle Down The Wind

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This tale of childhood innocence, published to tie in with a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is read by Hayley Mills, the star of the 1961 film.
135 pages
Published (first published June 6th 1989)
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Whistle Down the Wind had the intrigue of Harper Lee’s Boo Radley, in the form of Blake and with its theme of lost innocence in children, it sometimes reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jess Leach
Jan 20, 2015 Jess Leach rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of the film, so was a little disappointed by how different this book is in mood to the movie. Still, the characters are great and it's an enjoyable read.
Oct 21, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
It made me very melancholy ... I think, in recent times, the innocence of children like Sparrow, Brat and Little Baby has been lost - I wonder how many children these days would automatically assume Jesus had turned up unannounced on such an unremarkable farm. It is a wistful tale, at times funny, at times it could make you weep - a great all-round read
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Apr 08, 2013 Pipa Guest rated it really liked it
Delightful gentle book about children living on a farm who think they have found Jesus living in one of their barns. Beautiful.
Young farm children find a man that they believe is Jesus.
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Mary Hayley Bell was born in Shanghai, China where her father served in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. The family later moved to Tientsin, China (now Tianjin). Mary Hayley Bell appeared on the Broadway stage in Volpone in April, 1928 and in The Shrike in 1958. She also appeared in the films Vintage Wine (1938) and The Shrike (1955). She married actor John Mills in London on January 16, 1941 ...more
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