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The Griffin of Darkwood #2020

The Griffin of Darkwood By Becky Citra The Griffin of Darkwood After year old Will Poppy s mother dies he finds himself moving to a run down castle with an aunt he loathes and servants who are up to no good and that s just the beginning of his troubles Will P
  • Title: The Griffin of Darkwood
  • Author: Becky Citra
  • ISBN: 9781550506914
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Griffin of Darkwood By Becky Citra After 12 year old Will Poppy s mother dies, he finds himself moving to a run down castle with an aunt he loathes and servants who are up to no good and that s just the beginning of his troubles Will Poppy has always been fascinated with writing he thinks there s something almost magical about it But when his mother dies, Will finds himself stuck living with his awAfter 12 year old Will Poppy s mother dies, he finds himself moving to a run down castle with an aunt he loathes and servants who are up to no good and that s just the beginning of his troubles Will Poppy has always been fascinated with writing he thinks there s something almost magical about it But when his mother dies, Will finds himself stuck living with his awful aunt, unable to write a single word despite the fact that two Muses will not leave him alone and handed a mysterious package which includes an old picture of his grandparents and a piece of cloth with the words The Griffin of Darkwood on it.When his aunt decides to move both of them to a small village, Will is excited for a new adventure in a castle no less But after a rude welcome to the town that includes stories about a curse, and an introduction to the servants of the castle who evidently mean to cause him harm, Will s sense of dread about the whole village rises.What is the curse the villagers claim has been on the castle for hundreds of years, and what does it have to do with the disappearance of a young girl forty years ago More importantly, what s the Griffin of Darkwood, and what does it have to do with Will and his family
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    1. This is the sort of thing the late great Eva Ibbotson used to write, only hers were a lot entertaining Nothing new here.


    2. This OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated title is filled to the brim with magic It s one of those stories that sparks the imagination and connects to the creativity in the reader I LOVED it so much and experienced book withdrawal when I was finished Storytelling, a mysterious castle, a horrible aunt, some new friends, and a whole lot of magic make this book so engaging You will be hooked from very the beginning You and your young reader will be inspired to explore creative writing, stor [...]


    3. 3.5 starsWill Poppy and his mother, inspired by their muses, spend time together writing Then Will s mother dies after finishing what is expected to be a best selling book, and he stops writing, even though both of their muses stalk him.His greedy aunt takes them to live in Sparrowhawk Hall, a crumbling, haunted castle far off in the English countryside where the caretakers are an even nastier than her.Soon Will discovers that many of the village inhabitants have metaphysical talents and take ma [...]


    4. The Griffin of Darkwood by Becky CitraThis is a fast paced fantasy about a boy who must believe in the magic that surrounds him.After loosing his mother, and leaving his home to live with his terrible aunt, Will Poppy finds himself living in a rundown castle Will finds two kindred souls in the small town, Thom who feels what animals are feeling and Emma The three quickly become great friends, helping each other with their various tasks Will befriends the local bookshop owner and they find clues [...]


    5. This story tries so hard to convince you it s magical, but the strain shows Honestly, the most magical thing was a young boy who is working his way through the desserts in Mastering The Art of French Cooking A disappointment.


    6. A darkly whimsical story about friendship that pays its respects to myriad fables, this short book is sweet but not nuanced enough to stand out from the crowd A fine story but not enough so to stand out.


    7. This is a well paced YA novel, great for avid 10 11 year old readers Just enough fantasy for some, just enough scary for others, it is a great little book Maybe my favourite Silver Birch selection so far.


    8. Silver Birch Nominee 2018 A recommended read for middle grades who like a mix of suspense, fantasy, and adventure May be of particular interest to boys, but all readers of all types will enjoy.


    9. Lots of magic in this fantasy book I was caught off guard by the sudden orphanhood of Will Poppy, but was intrigued by the way he gained a network of allies to combat the various villains.


    10. This book has excellent writing and a decent plot, but it was just so negative and upsetting that I didn t like it that much Will is a young boy who s a writer and who s mother is a writer How mother is sick but she has one chapter to finish of her book When it s finished she dies, Will is left in the care of his crazy aunt who steals his inheritance, and then drags him off to some creepy, dark, cursed castle The servants are creepy and aren t interested in actually helping them, and threaten to [...]


    11. If you want to read about authors and magic and griffins, go for it.It wasn t a luminous read for me, but it was just fine, and the village and bookstore were downright great.


    12. This novel s greatest strength are its interesting characters Will is a writer and is followed by Muses although he no longer wants to write after his mother s death Thom is a boy obsessed with baking and is going through Julia Child s recipes one by one Emma wants to be a circus performer and has a crazy dog who steals all sorts of items from the villagers The mystery aspect was good too, the shady characters were menacing enough and the creepy old castle is a great location for a dark past and [...]



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