Elidor. by Alan Garner

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Published by H. Z. Walck in New York .

Written in English

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Three brothers and a sister take the responsibility of possession of a length of iron railing, a keystone, two pieces of wood, and a cracked cup which symbolize the power of a spear, a sword, a stone, and a cauldron to generate light for the Kingdom of Elidor.

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LC ClassificationsPZ7.G18417 El
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p.
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5528762M
LC Control Number67003174

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His books appeal to children and adults alike and Elidor is a fine example of his work. Set in Manchester, this is the story of four children who accidentally stumble into the dying world of Elidor and are set the task of safeguarding the four Treasures of Elidor against the /5.

In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book. It is for children or adults, a quick easy read.

The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built. Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(65).

In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book. It is for children or adults, a quick easy read. The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built.

Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(65). Elidor is a great fantasy book filled with action and adventure. There was also good transitions between the everyday life in the book and fictional part of the book.

However I would've liked to know more about the land Elidor and why it was in trouble/5(8). Praise for Elidor: ‘Each detail, ordinary or sinister, establishes atmosphere, background or character exactly.

Elidor is a remarkable book: intelligent, rich and terrifying.’ TLS. Praise for The Sword in the Stone: ‘One of the most significant books in my life One of the greatest and most influential fantasy novels of the last hundred Reviews: 2.

Elidor is a fast-paced adventure story containing plenty of tension, conflict, and danger, as well as a unicorn, treasures, magic spells, and chase scenes. The reader must remain alert because transitions occur quickly, and fantasy and the everyday intermingle.

About the Book A mechanical street map, a deserted slum, a church in ruins, and a football. Four ordinary things lead the Watson children on an extraordinary adventure to a magical land called Elidor.

In "Elidor", Alan Garner has written a unique book. It is for children or adults, a quick easy read. The writer's deep knowledge of story, legend and place barely show, yet they are the deep foundation on which the story is built.

Though I didn't realise it until the book neared its end, this is one of the finest imaginative novels I've read/5(66).

Alan Garner is the award-winning author of Elidor, The Owl Service, The Moon of Gomrath, and The Weirdstone of was awarded the twelfth annual Children's Literature Association International Phoenix Award for his novel The Stone Book, and was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to children's literature in /5(17).

Elidor and the Watsons’ fantastical adventures are the invention of author Alan Garner, whose book Elidor was first published in and has since become a classic of children’s literature. A rich feature of Garner’s work is the combination of the fabulous and the everyday, of the mythic and the prosaic, and in particular the blurring of.

A mechanical street map, a deserted slum, a church in ruins, and a football. Four ordinary things lead the Watson children on an extraordinary adventure to a magical land called Elidor.

In pursuit of four ancient treasures, the forces of evil have crossed over into our world, and it falls to the Watson children to find the treasures, seal the bridge between worlds, and guard the strayed 5/5(2).

Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elidor, a twilight world almost destroyed by fear and darkness. On a gloomy day in Manchester, Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them into the twilight world of Elidor.

Elidor is a story of ‘chosen-ness’; of the burden of gifts and of unforeseen responsibility. It’s about hardship overcome and rite of passage. It also explores conscience. As with Garner’s previous books there are flaws.

This isn’t a book for those who like all their loose ends tied up when the story finishes. Elidor is a wild and empty kingdom on the point of being devoured by the forces of evil. Of four castles in the landscape, three have been lost to evil and the fourth is failing. The lame fiddler of Manchester is the lame King Malebron of Elidor and he charges Roland to help him to regain the three treasures which are held in the Mound of Vandwy.

"The finding is chance. Wasteland and boundaries, places that are neither one thing nor the other, neither here nor there—these are the gates of Elidor." For Roland Watson, Fog Lane, Manches and his older brothers and sisters, the gate is a gutted church on a demolition site, the "fix" between the two worlds is the music of a blind, lame fiddler who becomes Malebron, King of Elidor.

It was one of the best books I ever read - as good as Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer' or Jules Verne's 'Mistery Island'. But in a way, it was better.

The atmosphere of Elidor was magical, dim lit, eerie - something I found only in Marion Zimmer Bradley's 'The Mists of Avalon' or in Stephen King's work. This is definitely a great fantasy book/5(58). Buy a cheap copy of Elidor book by Alan Garner.

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Elidor by Alan Garner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The next book, Elidor, is of the same genre but here the setting is Manchester (where Alan Garner went to school), and the magic is seen only through the children's eyes.

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42 Young Adult Readers Novels. Young Adult Chronicles. Elidor Trilogy. Goodlund Trilogy. New Adventures. Suncatcher Trilogy. Trinistyr Trilogy. 43 Related stories. 45 External links. Adventures in Krynn. Tales of Uncle Trapspringer.

Dixie Lee McKeone. ISBN The Dragonlance short story collections are. Elidor, the beloved elf thief, returns in this new trilogy to fight an undead king and the demons of his own past.

Crown of Thieves continues a new series of Dragonlance fantasy adventures written specifically for readers ages 10 and up. The series features a group of young companions who band together for friendship, adventure, and excitement during the golden age of the Dragonlance world.

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, And only he can bring back the light to Elidor.

With his brothers and sister, Roland has to solve ancient riddles and brave dark forces to save the mythical land. But he has to prevent those same forces destroying their own world, too. First Light review – a celebration of Alan Garner Children’s authors, a historian of witchcraft and a former archbishop of Canterbury pay tribute to a.

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It was one of the best books I ever read - as good as Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer' or Jules Verne's 'Mistery Island'. But in a way, it was better. The atmosphere of Elidor was magical, dim lit, eerie - something I found only in Marion Zimmer Bradley's 'The Mists of Avalon' or in Stephen King's work.

This is definitely a great fantasy book.5/5(5). Get this from a library. Elidor. [Alan Garner; Charles Keeping] -- While exploring a church that is being razed in a Manchester slum, four English children are drawn into another world where they are compelled to combat the evil power which grips most of the land.

Alan Garner OBE FRSL (born 17 October ) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

Much of his work is rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire : Children's fantasy, low fantasy, folklore.

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A s Armada Lion edition copy of Elidor sat on my shelf, always taunting me. It might have been the threat of Tolkien-esque high fantasy suggested by its cover that put me off, or maybe, just maybe the sense of dread that permeated its pages were seeping into my world.

Now fifty years after it was first published I have built up the courage to. Elidor and the Golden Ball book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Retells a twelfth-century Welsh tale in which a young boy /5. Because Elidor is a novel of parallel worlds, setting is a crucial element in its structure.

One afternoon, the four Watson children, tired of waiting at the Manchester station for their suburban. Elidor (Junior Classics): : Alan Garner: Books.

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When Roland opens a door in a derelict church, he unleashes the wonders of Elidor and the grave challenges that this troubled world presents. Drawing on Welsh, Irish and English mythology, the book chronicles the trials and hardships of a group of young teenagers as they attempt to fulfill.

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