Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Glimme” as Want to Read:
Lone Annie sees dragons in your future. She sees giants. She sees fire and water. She sees death. Finn's life in the village of Wichant is hard. Only his drawings of the wild coastline, with its dragon shaped clouds and headlands that look like giants, make him happy. Then the strange housekeeper from a mysterious clifftop mansion sees his talent and buys him for a handful ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Scholastic Australia
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Start your review of The Glimme
‘Do you draw what you see?’
‘It is very thin here, the veil,’ she whispered, leaning forward as if she was telling a great secret. ‘Some places in the world are like that, and this is one of them.’Shortly after we’re introduced to Finn, a young boy who has lived in the small village of Wichant his entire life, a strange woman, only known as the Housekeeper, buys him from his grandparents for a bag of gold.
The Housekeeper takes Finn to the mysterious Edge House on the clifftop.
I can’t wait to have kids so I can read them this book. Complete with an intriguing, easy to follow and well written story and beautiful full page (or spread) pictures to accompany it, this is one amazing book to start reading to them young and getting them to read as they get older. I cannot say enough good things about the beautiful art within the book, but rush out and see for yourself!
I chose this book from our school Book Fair because of its stunning illustrations and hardback format. It is just beautiful to look at! But the story is a bit lacking in parts. I’m not even sure how; perhaps there wasn’t enough emotion or internal monologue from the main character Finn. Or not enough detail. I just can’t put my finger on what was leaving me cold. By the last third of the book, though, I was right into it, and all the giants, dragons, Krakens, serpents and magical palaces finally ...more
Wow - what a fantastic read The Glimme is. I have not read something so magical for a long time. The richness of the writing is matched by the divine illustrations by Marc McBride. The characters are amazing and varied - from human to beast, wizards to dragons. The story is so fun to read and has a bittersweet finish. If ever you could judge a book by its cover, then this is it!!!
Emily Rodda can do no wrong in the mind of my fantasy-living ten year old daughter and her last eat novel, The Glimme (not listed) is one of the very best. Dragons, battles of good and evil, hidden worlds and secret portals, gutsy adventurous characters and plenty of twists. Plus the most stunning, mesmerising illustrations by Marc McBride.
Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer Rowe) was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA (Hons) in English Literature. Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus & Robertson, Rodda's first book was published in 1984.