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Preview — The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
When their parents go to America for the summer, Madlyn and Rollo are sent to their great-aunt Emily and great-uncle George at Clawstone Castle, home of the legendary and mysterious Wild White Cattle of Clawstone Park. But times are hard at Clawstone, as the fancier castle down the road attracts all the tourist traffic. Determined to save the castle and the herd, Madlyn an...more
Fortunately, “the Beasts of Clawstone Castle” is not one of those books. The writing is beautiful and lovely, the characters are enjoyable in their own eccentric way.
This book can be read by adults as well, if they fancy things like “Coraline” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. It was a quick and enjoyable...more
Eva Ibbotson est une auteur de référence dans la littérature jeunesse. Ses histoires sont souvent loufoques mais dotées de réflexions tout de même.
On suit l’été de Madlyn et Rollo dans ce château-musée qui part en ruines : humide, déserté par les visiteurs. Les enfants, h...more
Couldn't put it down. Would stay up very late at night trying to find out what happened next! A great book with very clear description. Anyone who loves animals would cry while reading this.
I've never read any of Ibb...more
But I digress!
I love a good middle grade book and this one was no exception. It was fun right from the start. I loved the idea of Madlyn and Rollo going to stay with an uncle they know n...more
I really liked the first half and, to a lesser extent, the latter half.
The British overload threatens to make me somehow
Ibbotson's writing is, and I don't say this much at all, a joy to read. It's so clean and precise and lovely and just wonderful without being childish. The lyricism flows and weaves, drawing you into the world that she has created. You feel like you ar...more
This was a typical Eva Ibbotson fantasy, with good people vs bad people and...more
Case in point : The Beasts of Clawstone Castle.
Madyln and Rollo are sent off to Clawstone Castle, to live with eccentric Uncle George and...more
This book features ghosts, and a decaying stately ho...more
I was heartbroken when the cows were taken, absolutely stunned because Eva Ibbotson doesn't let animals die!!! But then I remembered t...more
As for the story, I had no idea what it was about before listening, as this was given to me by a friend and didn't include a summary. I was delighted as the story unfolded, found the characters entertaining and the storyline...more
Had I been...more
Clawstone Castle was not my favorite, but it did make an entire 6-hour drive go by quickly. The oddest thing about this book was that it seemed to have two halves that did not fit together. The first half, which the kids loved, involved kids and ghosts teami...more
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