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by Penelope Farmer

  • Author: Penelope Farmer
  • ISBN: 1590172213
  • ISBN13: 978-1590172216
  • ePub: 1597 kb | FB2: 1820 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher: NYR Children's Collection (February 20, 2007)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 831
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Charlotte Sometimes (The New York Review Children's Collection) ePub download

Penelope Farmer published her first book of short stories for children, The China People, in 1960. The Summer Birds, the first of several books in which Farmer writes about Charlotte or her sister Emma, was published in 1963 and received a Carnegie Medal commendation

Penelope Farmer published her first book of short stories for children, The China People, in 1960. The Summer Birds, the first of several books in which Farmer writes about Charlotte or her sister Emma, was published in 1963 and received a Carnegie Medal commendation.

Charlotte Sometimes is a children's novel by the English writer Penelope Farmer, published in 1969 by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Harcourt in the United States. It is the third and best known of three books featuring the Makepeace sisters, Charlotte and Emma. The three are sometimes known as the Aviary Hall books. Charlotte Sometimes inspired the song of the same name by the English rock band, The Cure.

The series was founded in 2003 to reintroduce some of the many children's books that have fallen out of print, or simply out of mainstream attention. The series includes more than 80 titles, ranging from picture books to young adult novels.

Additional Book Information. It’s natural to feel a little out of place when you’re the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she’s baffled: everyone thinks she’s a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare’s.

The book is good, really good. I was looking for a gift for my 10-year-old niece, and I read a novel synopsis that sounded very much like my dim memory: Charlotte Sometimes, by Penelope Farmer. You might recognize the title from The Cure whose 1981 single Charlotte Sometimes was inspired by Farmer’s book.

Charlotte Sometimes book.

Written and illustrated by Sydney Smith. Sydney Smith knows that children are the ultimate observers. In Small in the City, he shows us how a young child navigates a city - it’s unmistakably Toronto - with deep knowledge of all its nooks and crannies. If we can find them and are lucky, there is shelter, kindness and hope.

Penelope Farmer published her first book of short stories for children, The China People, in 1960.

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A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense.It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare's. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecedented strangeness of being an entirely new person in an era she knows nothing about. Her teachers think she's slow, the other girls find her odd, and, as she spends more and more time in 1918, Charlotte starts to wonder if she remembers how to be Charlotte at all. If she doesn't figure out some way to get back to the world she knows before the end of the term, she might never have another chance.
Umi
It is amazing how many people have read, Charlotte Sometimes, because of The Cure, myself included. The opening line of this book, is also the opening line of The Cure song of the same name, Charlotte Sometimes: "All the faces, all the voices blur. Change to one face, change to one voice....." Anyone who knows the song will find it impossible to read that line without singing it in their head, or even out loud!

I first read this book back the the 1980's when The Cure released the song "Charlotte Sometimes," and then I read it again recently. Its a magical story of time travel between two girls, I really enjoyed reading this beautiful story. The story of Charlotte and Claire's times travel is truly magical and exciting. It gets a bit sad near the end, parts are a bit dark, but in a good way. The story will really bring out a child's emotions and make them think, its books like this that will give children a love of reading.

Although this is a children's book, I truly believe it can be enjoyed by all ages. Its a long time since I was a child! ;)

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Dakora
This is a low fantasy time-travel novel published in 1969. The story is simply told in a clear prose style. It is about a girl in a boarding school in the late 1950s who sleeps in a bed and wakes up as someone else in 1918 - the girls change places from day to day until the girl from the 50s gets stuck in 1918 when that girl is removed from the school. The rest of the narrative deals with her adjustment to living in 1918 and her attempts to get back. It's really a lovely tale, well told. I was immediately taken with Charlotte and the other characters. I believed them as characters and felt that the dynamics of their relationships rang true. There is a séance and the armistice and suspense and fantasy. Low fantasy narratives are a passion - extraordinary things happening to everyday people - "The Twelve And The Genii" by Pauline Clarke was a recent favorite, "The Children of Green Knowe" by L.M. Boston, "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt are also highly recommended.
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One of my absolute favorite books from when I was younger. I have looked for it everywhere and it has always been outrageously priced! I was so pleased to find it at this price on Amazon. It is such a magical story, and so interesting to read about the differences in the two time periods portrayed in the book. The twist in the story makes it so suspenseful. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes time travel/science fiction stories! I only wish it was a series!
Ndav
In the 1990s I was a fan of The Cure's music, and Charlotte Sometimes was one of my favorite songs. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was the title of a children's book as well - I was visiting a friend's house several years later and I spotted the odd title on her shelf. Reading the book was a revelation as I finally understood the lyrics to a richly layered song about a journey through time, and spent time with fascinating characters and situations. I still can't really imagine Robert Smith reading the book, but I am glad that he or someone in the band did, because it was well worth it. I bought it for my 8-year-old daughter and she loves it (and the song) too. Enjoy!
Breder
Bought this after learning one of my favorite songs by the Cure was based on it (line for line, in parts). It's a children's novel, but was enjoyable for me as an adult. Worth checking out.
Jek
I've made a career out of exploring identities and how we construct and define them. Although this is a story written for children or young adults, its explorations of identity are quite sophisticated. It is a lovely story.
Gann
A story that will consume you like a lucid dream from which you are not sure you want to wake.
I read the summary of this book and I have got caught by the story Ms Farmer tells us. The narrative is straightforward and a haunting & suspense tale of a girl looking for her own identity.
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