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The Door in the Forest epub

by Roderick Townley


The Door in the Forest epub

ISBN: 0375856013

ISBN13: 978-0375856013

Author: Roderick Townley

Category: For Children

Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life

Language: English

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2011)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB book: 1370 kb

FB2 book: 1387 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 607

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Also by RODERICK TOWNLEY The Sylvie Cycle The Great Good Thing Into the Labyrinth The Constellation of Sylvie . Crowley ducked back in to grab a couple of apples from the bin behind the door and a jar of water from the sink. He stood holding them as the strange pair approached.

Also by RODERICK TOWNLEY The Sylvie Cycle The Great Good Thing Into the Labyrinth The Constellation of Sylvie Sky The Red Thread The Blue Shoe THIS IS A BORZOI. Morning, Arthur, he said.

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Stepping through them was like leaving the sunny outdoors and entering a cathedral, with ceilings so high they were lost in the gloom. Beyond lay an open woods of massive trees. Daniel thought he knew every kind of tree there was, but many of these he didn’t recognize. There was a scent in the air, too, familiar yet elusive, and the sounds, half-lost in the foliage, of many birds, whole choirs of them, singing and hushed at the same time

RODERICK TOWNLEY has taught in Chile on a Fulbright Fellowship, worked in New York as a journalist, and .

His highly acclaimed novels include The Blue Shoe, The Red Thread, Sky, and the three books of the Sylvie Cycle: The Great Good Thing, Into the Labyrinth, and The Constellation of Sylvie. This trio slowly builds a relationship of trust and confidence that enables them to step through the door in the forest and eventually unravel the secrets that swirl around them, saving the town and themselves from ruin.

Roderick Townley spins a magical tale of lies and truths, of secrets . I hardly can describe this book further. Read A Door in the Forest to discover how truth and secrets mix together

Roderick Townley spins a magical tale of lies and truths, of secrets kept and secrets revealed. Sooner or later, we all must step through the door in the forest. My mind still feels a little cobwebby from trying to figure out what I just read. I carry away the vagueness and uncertainty of its pages, yet I can firmly say I enjoyed my journey through Mr. Townley’s unparalleled imagination. Read A Door in the Forest to discover how truth and secrets mix together. What would you tell? I wish I knew more about the "uncertainties.

Автор: Townley, Roderick Название: Door In The Forest, The ISBN: 0375856013 ISBN-13(EAN) . Описание: At the mid point of three towns, in the center of three streams, in the heart of a forest, lies a mysterious island.

Описание: At the mid point of three towns, in the center of three streams, in the heart of a forest, lies a mysterious island. Encircled by quicksand and sewn shut by vines, it is impenetrable to all but the poisonous snakes patrolling its waters. But Daniel is determined to get there, along with his friend Emily. Emily is a bit mysterious herself.

His highly acclaimed novels include "The Blue Shoe," "The Red Thread," "Sky," and the three books of the Sylvie Cycle: "The Great Good Thing," "Into the Labyrinth," and "The Constellation of Sylvie. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Roderick Townley (born June 7, 1942) is an American author of juvenile, young adult, and adult books, including books of poetry, nonfiction, and literary criticism. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and was for many years a poet and fiction writer, and for a time lived in New York City and wrote for TV Guide, The Village Voice and other publications

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At the mid point of three towns, in the center of three streams, in the heart of a forest, lies a mysterious island. Encircled by quicksand and sewn shut by vines, it is impenetrable to all but the poisonous snakes patrolling its waters. But Daniel is determined to get there, along with his friend Emily.Emily is a bit mysterious herself. A girl who seems to know more than she can say, whose mother was taken away by government troops, and whose eccentric grandmother reads the future in her bubble bath.Enter the soldiers. Their menacing commander is terribly interested in sleepy little Everwood. Is he searching for something? A treasure map? The island? The girl? Roderick Townley spins a magical tale of lies and truths, of secrets kept and secrets revealed. Sooner or later, we all must step through the door in the forest.
I don't usually read this genre but it had me from page one. Very well written. Thanks for an enjoying read.
One of my favorite books!
This book does a lot to revive the imagining that was so important in my family growing up. It is greatly needed.
Mr. Townley’s novel has a touch of C.S. Lewis gravitas to it. A secretive island can be reached but only with effort and puzzling out of strange clues. It is threatened by a powerful man who doesn’t understand its significance and is growing half mad with his desperation to prove his usefulness by seeking out imaginary traitors.

The children who find themselves there discover a strange land that doesn’t obey ordinary rules but contains the form of dead loved ones and the splendor of an untouched world, one that seems to harken back to primordial ages. The air is fresher and the trees are large and extinct animals roam freely and without fear of the human travelers.

Mr. Townley deftly weaves the awesome nature of this impossible island with the grim realities of an invading platoon led by a homicidal maniac. The townfolk are furious at the presence of Captain Sloper. Daniel, a boy who can’t tell a lie (making him very unpopular with his school chums) finds Captain Sloper initially rather genial…until the cracks start to show. It takes time to figure out the captain’s motivation and, when we do, we are terrified at the threat he poses.

Captain Sloper is one of the most personable villains you’ll ever read. He’s what Lord Voldemort might have been if Tom Marvolo Riddle had focused more on seducing and charming people rather than reaching obsessively for immortality. He’s got an agenda, one that’s more of a mania, and it overwhelms him, driving him to ever more desperate and terrible acts as the novel progresses. If the battle between good and evil is only as worthwhile as its villain, Captain Sloper is one of the best additions to the roster.

This is a sobering fantasy novel, with old-fashioned charm and old-world menace.
I liked this book until about halfway through. However, about midway it simply didn't go anywhere. Completely predictable. Yes, there was a thin plot, but I really had to force myself to finish the book. I did so only because my eight-year old granddaughter had picked it up from the library and I wanted to see what she had read. The story simply didn't excite, in fact was a dead bore. I will read one more title by this author in hopes that this one was an anomaly.
Mr. Townley starts off with an intriguing sentence: "Some people claim it was enchanted, others swore it was cursed; but, really, it hardly mattered what you thought because you couldn't get to it." And he proceeds to take you on an engaging journey from `There' to `Here' and `Now'. He weaves his tale of rural eccentrics with believable dialogue and effective descriptions so that you always know where you are and how you got there. His writing style allows the story to flow without awkward stops and starts and carries you along, second guessing the next adventure.

This is an ideal story for young adults as it centers on the experiences of 14 year old Daniel, who could not tell a lie, a dreamer that yearned to explore the "forbidden place where no one had ever been", and his scholarly 10 year old brother Wes, and, most necessary, his new enigmatic friend, Emily, that had come to stay with her grandma Bridey Byrdsong, who could read the future in the bubbles of her bath. This trio slowly builds a relationship of trust and confidence that enables them to step through the door in the forest and eventually unravel the secrets that swirl around them, saving the town and themselves from ruin.

This is an ideal story for adult readers because it is realistic, even in its fantasies, and enjoyable in its creative and forthright writing style. While maintaining a lyrical descriptive approach to the surroundings, his prose is economical but well thought out and reads very well indeed.

I would definitely recommend this book to, well, anyone who enjoys a bit of fantasy and mystery, a bit of adventure, the triumph of good over evil, and a look into the secret places.
Daniel has an unusual problem, he cannot lie. He definitely tries but gets ill before he can. This causes him all sorts of trials and embarrassments. Daniel lives in Everwood a small rural village who's remoteness has spared the village from the terrors of the 'Uncertainties' which sound like the anarchies some countries faced after WWI. Everwood itself is touched by enchantment. There is an island which is separated from the village by a river full of poisonous snakes. Any boat that attempts to cross to the island begins to fall apart and the unlucky soul finds themselves sucked down into quicksand or set upon by snakes.

Daniel is mysteriously drawn to the island and dreams of oneday passing over to see what there could be waiting for him there.

Suddenly the Uncertainties come to Everwood. Refugees from the Cities begin to pass thru. A man come thru to deliever a girl Emily to her Grandmother. Daniel and his brother Wes are amazed to find this is the weird Bridley Birdsong. The Birdsong family being known for the strange happenings at their home over the years.

Soon government troops arrive looking for Emily. The Captian finding that Daniel cannot lie tries to use him to find suspected treason in Everwood and who is hiding Emily. With Birdie's help, Emily, Daniel, and Wes try to find the path to the Door in the Forest that leads to the enchanted island where the means for saving Everwood may lie.

I found this to be a nice story for all ages. The snakes are a little scary and so is the Captain who is probably the biggest snake of all. It is a fun story full of fantasy and adventure.