Spirit of Punchbowl Farm

It is a fine yew tree that for many hundreds of years has protected Punchbowl Farm from gales and storms Lindsey loves it and feels certain that it holds the spirit which guards their home and that to destroy it would be wrong and might cause some dreadful disaster But Dion, who has taken the many problems of running the farm on his practical young shoulders, knows onlyIt is a fine yew tree that for many hundreds of years has protected Punchbowl Farm from gales and storms Lindsey loves it and feels certain that it holds the spirit which guards their home and that to destroy it would be wrong and might cause some dreadful disaster But Dion, who has taken the many problems of running the farm on his practical young shoulders, knows only that its poisonous branches are a constant menace to his herd and even to their beloved ponies They cannot afford to have the tree fenced and so, he says, it must come down But Lindsey is determined that some other solution must be found that somehow the yew must be preserved yet the cattle protected It seems that they will never understand each other s point of view, until they are linked together by strange and enthralling experiences which reveal to them the past history of the tree, and, in sympathy at last, they see what must be done.
Spirit of Punchbowl Farm It is a fine yew tree that for many hundreds of years has protected Punchbowl Farm from gales and storms Lindsey loves it and feels certain that it holds the spirit which guards their home and that to

  • Title: Spirit of Punchbowl Farm
  • Author: Monica Edwards
  • ISBN: 9780863910883
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Spirit of Punchbowl Farm”

    1. Based on life at Monica Edwards's own farm, this is a fictional tale of a farm family. The father is a book illustrator and sketches the ponies or nature while the kids both go to school and work the farm or help their mother. I like that Lindsey the daughter helps in the farmhouse but also does the farm work. The farm - this was 1950s - is already outdated as they have just stopped using horses to pull a plough and got a tractor, but don't have proper harrows for the tractor and end up getting [...]

    2. Or “Be Yewself” (no, seriously, I made that up).A hugely enjoyable read, most likely for girls, because in the search to avoid fellings (intentional spelling), much is underpinned by emotional expression and about what’s ‘right’. The plot is one of survival in its many guises, and needless to say (for a British 1963 childrens book) all concludes happily.Most striking is the amount of skilled help rendered by Dion, Lindsey and Peter when their parents fall ill with influenza. They step [...]

    3. Monica Edwards really has a talent for describing the magic of the land, and in this particular story, the magic of trees. I loved the way history intertwined with 'modern' day and the ending was shocking yet lovely. This is my favourite out of the series.

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