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The Cloud Forest
by Joan North
Andrew Badger’s life has not been happy. Taken from an orphanage and adopted by a woman teacher, twelve-year-old Andrew lives uneasily as the only boy in a girls’ boarding school in England. He himself attends a school for local boys and girls in a nearby town, but his free time is spent at Searly House, where is “Aunt Badger” teaches and where he is expected to make himse...more
Published 1966 by Farrar Straus & Giroux
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I loved this book so much when I read it as a child that I've never forgotten it. I remember it as creepy and kind of scary and just great--like A Wrinkle in Time but less wordy and abstract, & with more emotion. Looking back, I think it was extremely profound the way the characters used the power of their minds to affect reality, and I think it taught me a lot about the power of the mind.
Dec 31, 2009 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Krista the Krazy Kataloguer by: CLM
I enjoyed this book best of all the books by this author that I've read, partly because it took place in a girl's boarding school, which was interesting. The eerie, waiting-for-something-to-happen atmosphere of the story kept me wanting to read, and I could picture this very easily being made into a children's film like John Masefield's The Box of Delights. My only complaint about the book is that the author never said what happened to the kitten at the end. I highly recommend this as a delightf...more