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Elidor

Elidor
  

A reprint of this classic fantasy story, first published in 1965, illustrated with black and white line drawings by Charles Keeping. Four children in Manchester chance on a ruined church where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them entry into the strange world ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781850899457
Published 1 May 1989 by ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Handi-read
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ISBN-13 9781850899457
ISBN-10 1850899452
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint ABC-CLIO Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 1989
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Handi-read
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Height: 220mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Unclassifiable: no BIC
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A reprint of this classic fantasy story, first published in 1965, illustrated with black and white line drawings by Charles Keeping. Four children in Manchester chance on a ruined church where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them entry into the strange world of Elidor which is threatened by the powers of evil.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review 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, Manchester 20, 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. From ancient prophecy, Malebron sees in the children the saviors of Elidor the means to bring light after long darkness. At his insistence - Think it. Force it with your mind - Roland imagines the door to the hidden Treasures that hold Elidor's fate, and the four retrieve them; to protect Elidor, they must take the Treasures back with them. The problem thereafter is two-fold: to conceal (and neutralize) the Treasures, which act as electric generators, disrupting television reception and setting off household appliances; to overcome the evil forces from Elidor bent on gaining possession of them and, ultimately, to return them safely to Malebron. Some of this is hilarious - the family facing an evening without TV, the stolid father confronting invisible forces - some is harrowing, but it rarely rises above the level of formula fantasy. The obvious weaknesses are a certain flatness of style and the lack of definition of character, the stillborn aspect of faerieland: we don't know Elidor or the children intimately enough to care what happens to them, nor to regret, in the case of the children, that they are little touched by the sum of their experiences. (Kirkus Reviews)

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