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  • The Wind on the Moon
  • Eric Linklater
  • English
  • 25 July 2017
  • 9781903252024

10 thoughts on “The Wind on the Moon

  1. says:

    Very strange yet unforgettable children's book


  2. says:

    I read this firstly when I was in my last year in Junior school I absolutely loved it then When I met my now husband I found out he had read it in school and loved it too so we bought a copy and read it again It had lost none of its charm and we both really enjoyed it despite being in our twenties I would urge any parent or teacher to encourage children to read this book which is clever bewitching and very funny PS I bought a first edition of The Wind on the Moon for my husband for a special Birthday He was delighted


  3. says:

    The Wind on the Moon is a wartime book it was published in 1944 and it dwells on those elements of life in short supply or under threat in Britain such as food and liberty and fun It is not a prisoner of the time though and one of its delights is the cavalier way in which Linklater swings between pure fantasy and the everyday made fantasticJames Meek in the Guardianhttpgucompxtdkz?CMPShareiOSAp


  4. says:

    My school library back in primary school had this book and it was one of my absolute favourite books I think I must have taken it out about once every 6 months on average Then I left primary school and somehow didn't think about it in years When my grandparents died I inherited their copy of the book but just never got around to rereading it All in all I think it's been 15 20 years since I read it lastSomehow I got thinking about it recently and got an urge to reread it I was a tiny bit reluctant to start as I wondered if it could at all live up to my expectations Not all books can stand the test of time and be eually as good at age 33 as at age 10 However I really wanted to read it out loud to my nieblingsAnd fortunately it turned out that The Wind on the Moon is just as good at age 33 as at age 10 and I loved every minute of rereading it The edition I've gotten hold of has been translated by ueen Margrethe II and I must say she's done a TERRIFIC job Nothing shows a translators faults or linguistic mistakes in general as clearly as reading the book aloud and her language just flows and makes it a delight to readIt's wonderfully gratifying to revisit a childhood favourite and still find it worthy of your love


  5. says:

    I don't think it unreasonable to couple this book with Alice Both weave fictional and impossible worlds that reveal a great deal about our own world when explored by headstrong female juvenile leads Both take time to make philosophical observations about the world and how we can know it Epistemology metaphysics and logic all get a runaround in here as does philosophy of education and political philosophy One of the main themes is freedom and confinement both in terms of imprisonment often false imprisonment and independence of thought and action Do we learn by conformity or rebellion? Like all good philosophy books it asks than it answers and it asks many of the right uestionsAs a work of children's fiction I think it does well Looking at other reviews it does than hold the attention it delights The philosophy is not the clever hidden layer that is revealed only when you get older; The Wind in the Willows is the wind of change and destruction; it is asking uestions of its young readers Being written in wartime by one who had served and been shot in a previous world shattering conflict it is perhaps saying to the next generation; forget the way we learnt We've brought about tyranny and bloodshed and corruption and wrong By disobeying the girls free the righteous and the braveIt forms a natural link between the Victorian and Edwardian writers with Ahlbergs and chapeaued cats and hungry caterpillars Maybe it's let down by the rather charming occasionally unsettling but always badly dated illustrations Would we still be reading Lewis Carrol and Kenneth Graham in such numbers if they'd had different illustrators? Personally I think we would but I also think that with a Tenniel or a Shepherd people might still be reading The Wind on the MoonA worthy recipient of The Carnegie Medal


  6. says:

    For me this book was a hodgepodge of different tones and manners Some work uite better than others I was really bored during multiple episodes where all the people of the town or all the dogs would have a great noisy ruckus The scene with all the hunting dogs biting each other was dull in the way that only empty frenetic activity can be Maybe I should be clear that a kid might like this part fine This is probably pitched younger than most of the kids' novels that I get perfectly well caught up in Other sections of this book I was indeed caught upEpisodes with danger and adventure I liked better Some of the danger was surprisingly real for a book with so much childish whimsy When the last adversary had some aspects that were evil in a very un whimsical way I had to look up whether the book was written during the war It was and there seems to be some Hitler commentary going on there That was OK just jarring in a book with a lot of material that's much juvenile That darker stuff was heavy enough that I'd wish space was given to deal with it So I'd wish to send this book back for a substantial rewrite Oh well Thanks still to the NYRB children's collection for bringing it to my attention


  7. says:

    The Wind on the Moon started out feeling rather mundane and suddenly became very strange and slightly unnerving After the fourth chapter I wasn't sure what to think about it But I'm so glad I kept reading It ended up being a very uniue charming and even moving story I loved reading about Dinah and Dorinda's adventures living as kangaroos in a zoowell I did say it was uniue and trying to solve a mystery there I enjoyed most of the charactersthough Dinah and Dorinda seemed to blend together on occasion and actually felt rather attached to a few of them The story can definitely become serious at times but any changes in tone are handled very smoothly and never seem incongruous Around the middle things felt a bit too slow and the ending was slightly befuddling But I did really like most of this book It's so creative and engaging most of the time though that I think it really deserves a 4 star rating


  8. says:

    Another great title from this excellent series put out by the NY Review of BooksThis starts off a bit stodgy and it feels as if it started as one of those tell me astory Daddy things that somehow in the 30s and 40s got turned into booksDon't try that today it won't work But the two heroines are engaging real funnyand brave Their adventures fall into two distinct stories one in a zoo and the otherin Mittel Europa where they rescue their father from a dungeon A pair of Crimean Warsappers make a zany but amusing appearance and all ends well


  9. says:

    The first section of the book took some getting used to with what I'll describe as some brutal absurdity Once I got used to the characterizations common to the earlier 20th century a la Three Stooges Red Skelton etc the story turned largely away from pathetic protagonists into Homeric heroines It was ultimately an uniuely narrated caper that I found enjoyable


  10. says:

    I read this out loud to my kiddos and we really enjoyed it Even my 7 year old begged to listen to it They giggled a lot and enjoyed trying to see if they could figure out the mysteries or figure out how they would get out of certain situations An enjoyable thing to read all together


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The Wind on the Moon

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Winner of the Carnegie Medal In the English village of Midmeddlecum Major Palfrey asks his two daughters to behave themselves while he is off at war Sighs Dinah I think that we are uite likely to be bad however hard we try not to be and her sister Dorinda adds helpfully Very often when we think w. I read this firstly when I was in my last year in Junior school I absolutely loved it then When I met my now husband I found out he had read it in school and loved it too so we bought a copy and read it again It had lost none of its charm and we both really enjoyed it despite being in our twenties I would urge any parent or teacher to encourage children to read this book which is clever bewitching and very funny PS I bought a first edition of The Wind on the Moon for my husband for a special Birthday He was delighted

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E are behaving well some grown up person says we are really uite bad It's difficult to tell which is which Sure enough the mischievous sisters soon convince a judge that minds must be changed as often as socks stage an escape from the local zoo thanks to a witch's potion which turns them into kan. I don't think it unreasonable to couple this book with Alice Both weave fictional and impossible worlds that reveal a great deal about our own world when explored by headstrong female juvenile leads Both take time to make philosophical observations about the world and how we can know it Epistemology metaphysics and logic all get a runaround in here as does philosophy of education and political philosophy One of the main themes is freedom and confinement both in terms of imprisonment often false imprisonment and independence of thought and action Do we learn by conformity or rebellion Like all good philosophy books it asks than it answers and it asks many of the right uestionsAs a work of children's fiction I think it does well Looking at other reviews it does than hold the attention it delights The philosophy is not the clever hidden layer that is revealed only when you get older; The Wind in the Willows is the wind of change and destruction; it is asking uestions of its young readers Being written in wartime by one who had served and been shot in a previous world shattering conflict it is perhaps saying to the next generation; forget the way we learnt We've brought about tyranny and bloodshed and corruption and wrong By disobeying the girls free the righteous and the braveIt forms a natural link between the Victorian and Edwardian writers with Ahlbergs and chapeaued cats and hungry caterpillars Maybe it's let down by the rather charming occasionally unsettling but always badly dated illustrations Would we still be reading Lewis Carrol and Kenneth Graham in such numbers if they'd had different illustrators Personally I think we would but I also think that with a Tenniel or a Shepherd people might still be reading The Wind on the MoonA worthy recipient of The Carnegie Medal

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Garoos and in the company of a golden puma and silver falcon set off to rescue their father from the tyrant of Bombardy A tale of hilarity and great adventure The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all life without freedom as the valiant puma makes clear is a poor poor thi. Another great title from this excellent series put out by the NY Review of BooksThis starts off a bit stodgy and it feels as if it started as one of those tell me astory Daddy things that somehow in the 30s and 40s got turned into booksDon't try that today it won't work But the two heroines are engaging real funnyand brave Their adventures fall into two distinct stories one in a zoo and the otherin Mittel Europa where they rescue their father from a dungeon A pair of Crimean Warsappers make a zany but amusing appearance and all ends well


About the Author: Eric Linklater

Eric Robert Russell Linklater was a Welsh born Scottish writer of novels and short stories military history and travel books For The Wind on the Moon a children's fantasy novel he won the 1944 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for the year's best children's book by a British subject