The giant's necklace

A tense and thrilling ghost story fromthe internationally acclaimed author of War Horse.
The giant s necklace A tense and thrilling ghost story fromthe internationally acclaimed author of War Horse

  • Title: The giant's necklace
  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • ISBN: 9781406357127
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Eleven year old Cherry is on holiday with her family. She decides that she would like to make a seashell necklace fit for a giant, but the giants have very wide necks, which means she needs lots of shells.On their last day, Cherry realises that she still hasn’t made the necklace big enough and asks her mum if she can stay for a little longer on the beach, near the cottage that they are renting. Her mum agrees that she can, for just a little while.Cherry is so occupied with collecting her shell [...]

    2. This book is absolutely fantastic. Morpurgo caught my attention from the very beginning. Cherry was an interesting and intense character. As someone growing up in a busy household and the youngest of the siblings she came across fearless and determined from the start. The bond between her and her older brothers as well as her parents seemed to be very strong and endearing which was lovely to read. At the same time, she was clearly a girl who liked to be independent and had her own ideas of what [...]

    3. I think that this book is a masterpiece of words, includes the crucial elements which I think make a lovely story, which are creativity, a little bit a of sadness and emotion, some mystery and a little happiness at some point.This story is a ghost story, but not a scary one, although young and sensitive children will probably feel upset and very emotional and cry.This story is about a 11-year-old girl called Cherry, and how she is making a huge necklace for a giant to wear. An old fishing line c [...]

    4. This felt very much like one of Dickens' ghost stories, short and atmospheric, with a twist in the tale. It is unlike any other Morpurgo book I've read.It would be a good 'pick up' for a reading lesson, it only took me 25 minutes to read, and the text is well interspersed with some lovely illustrations by Smith (not an illustration I know, usually Michael Rosen collaborates with Morpurgo on these short stories), and they gave it an 'upper primary' feel.Cherry and her family are on holiday, in th [...]

    5. Without giving anything away I didn't see that coming! This was a short story about a girl on holiday wanting to complete a necklace she is making out of shells. My book was a Kindle version, and the illustrations came through beautifully in electronic format. I was a little surprised about the abrupt ending of the book, but the story was well written (as would be expected of Michael Morpurgo) and generally endearing.

    6. We read this together as a family before bedtime (kids age 6 & 9). It is a beautifully and well written story: beautiful & sad all at the same time with an unexpected twist of a ghost story (but not the scary kind). The illustrations detracted from the twist and helped bring the metaphors to life. We all enjoyed it.

    7. A ghost story for children, beautifully illustrated. The topic of death is dealt smoothly as part of life. Good way to talk with children about loss and grieving.

    8. Great for middle grade readers who like a twist in the sotry. Cherry is so busy hunting for cowrie shells that she doesnt notice the sea creeping in behind her.

    9. I was sent a free copy of this hardback book by the publisher Walker Books.On the last day of a family holiday, Cherry is determined to find enough shells to complete the necklace she's been making. But when a storm rolls in cutting off her route back along the shore, she must find another way to get home.This is a well written tale that had me gasp at the end of the story. The book is a hardback with an extra sleeve around it. The story begins with Cherry, at the holiday cottage her family are [...]

    10. This is a harrowing ghost story, and in typical Morpurgo fashion it is written wonderfully, illustrated beautifully and pulled at my heart strings as ever - I definitely didn't see that ending coming.Cherry is making a necklace made of shells. She has been since her family went on holiday, and she's experienced the friendly mockery of her big brothers too because she claims she's making it to a giant. Cherry doesn't really believe in Giants, she just likes making people laugh, but one thing is t [...]

    11. This is a harrowing ghost story, and in typical Morpurgo fashion it is written wonderfully, illustrated beautifully and pulled at my heart strings as ever - I definitely didn't see that ending coming.Cherry is making a necklace made of shells. She has been since her family went on holiday, and she's experienced the friendly mockery of her big brothers too because she claims she's making it to a giant. Cherry doesn't really believe in Giants, she just likes making people laugh, but one thing is t [...]

    12. A nice little read but nothing more. Take of a girl who, while on holiday, is making a necklace of sea shells and will be long enough when it stretches to the toaster. She has four older brothers who tease her and ask her who would wear a necklace? She replies a giant. She goes out to collect more shells on the last day of the holiday and gets stranded

    13. Slightly unexpected ending, and I didn't think it was quite up to Morpurgo's usual standard, but it was still engaging! I would have liked more of it.

    14. Gorgeous choices of words which capture the imagination. However, it was no the book for me. Great to use as an intro into Morpurgo literature as length of book is very easy going.

    15. Could have guessed the ending. typical of the author!**Spoiler**Why does Michael Morpurgo insist on his characters dying all the time?!?

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