(PDF DOWNLOAD) The Magic Bedknob Bonfires and Broomsticks AUTHOR Mary Norton
Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Mary NortonSle that turns out to be populated by a cartoonish stereotype of a tribe of cannibals They don t have anything that isn t fashioned by hand except an enormous pot to cook in There is A Witch Doctor It
s almost tooAlmost Too doctor It s almost too to be insultingIn Bonfires and Broomsticks the kids are reunited with their friendly witch in the country and they travel back to 1666 London There is a chap
going to be burned for witchcraft for causing the Great Fireto be burned for witchcraft for causing the Great Fire he s a professional necromancer but it s all humbug Not like Miss Price at all He holds tremendous respect for her abilitiesIt s nice that Miss Price has witchcraft since she hasn t much else Her s is a genteel poverty which leaves her plenty of time to do Red Cross work nspecified It saddens me to observe that her se of magic makes her a suitable partner for the charlatan who has a small farm and some gold savedLibrary copy It s similar to the movie It s a good story but I didn t like it as much as I thought I would But finally I m happy I could finish it as it was on my shelf for a long time now Bedknob and Broomstick is one of those books that differs completely from the film And I love the film so it was of a disappointment to me than anything Three evacuees from London Carey Charles and Paul are left with a strange and fusty old woman named Miss Price Little do they know she is learning to be an apprentice witch and is ite nifty with certain spells In the film she is portrayed as cooky and irky by Angela Lansbury but in the book she is almost at I don t remember this book too well but I know that between this and the picture book Bed Book I really wanted a flying bed as a child Life is full of disappointments This is two books combined into one which became the basis for the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks I apparently read the second one because I have really vivid memories of several things happening including the children visiting the 1700 s and the final scene It was probably back in the late 1980 s during the height of my Borrowers mania I had no idea that Mary Norton had written the book that Bedknobs and Broomsticks was based on although it s very loosely based The children. Takes on a new turn when Miss Price who is learning to be a witch casts a spell on their brass bedknob so that its magic can whisk them. My edition of Bed Knob and Broomstick is the 1957 VERSION WHICH COMBINES BOTH OF MARY NORTON S version which combines both of Mary Norton s The Magic Bed Knob or How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons AND Broomsticks and Bonfires in a single volume The first section of the book euivalent to The Magic Bed Knob reveals how Carey Charles and Paul Wilson came to know Miss Eglantine Price and the adventures they had as a result The children are sent to the country to stay with their Aunt in Bedfordshire One morning when they go out early in the morning to hunt mushrooms they find Miss Price in crumpled and torn clothes and with an injured ankle She is pretty evasive when they try to find out what happened to her but Paul the youngest calmly supposes that she must have fallen from her broomstickSo Miss Price confides to the children I m guessing she s been longing to share her secret with someone that she s been studying to be a witch but she s not so very good at it yet It takes an enormous amount of concentration and ninterrupted time especially if one wants to be a proper wicked witch She no sooner reveals her secret when she immediately regrets her indiscretion and in good wicked witch form starts thinking sooner reveals her secret when she immediately regrets her indiscretion and in good wicked witch form starts thinking some way of shutting the children p Carey suggests an alternative what if Miss Price gives them something magical and puts a spell on it so if the children reveal her secret then the magic will no longer workThe bargain is made and Miss Price enchants a bed knob that Paul has nscrewed from his bed If h Escapism first and foremost Deliberately so Confident Conversation using the power for good isickly dismissed with the image of dragons and entire armies being turned to white mice at once We are never told why the children were sent out to the country or their father Their mother works long hours in an office is all we re ever told The kids are staying with an aunt in Bedfordshire in a small village they meet a witch they have adventures which don t go as expected Unlike the many works of fantasy fiction that have enjoyed a popular revival in film I can t see this one coming back one of the only two adventures in The Magic Bedknob is a trip to a South Pacific ninhabited tropical When Miss Price falls off her broomstick it's the start of an amazing adventure for Carey Charles and Paul Their summer holiday suddenly. Aren t evacuees there s no Island of Naboomboo and Emelius Jones isn t selling fake magic lessons on Portobello road If however you t selling fake magic lessons on Portobello road If however you t looking for a play Jones isn t selling fake magic lessons on Portobello road If however you aren t looking for a play play of the film you might enjoy this It s fun light and magical I don t think it s as strong as her Borrowers books but the kids enjoyed having it read aloud to them I can t help comparing this book to the excellent 1971 Disney movie versionone of my favorite movies and while it s a pretty good book on its own it didn t hold p to the expectations I had for it based on the film A lot of things were changed and added for the movie which doesn t really bother me since I think these chan Once pon a time there were three children and their names were Carey Charles and Paul Carey was about your age Charles a little younger and Paul was only six Marvelous adventure still enjoyable decades after publication There s a troubling chapter about South Sea cannibals but the book is clearly fantasy and so a young reader is not going to imagine that
there really are natives as depicted it s not even as bad as the bitreally are natives as depicted it s not even as bad as the bit Babar the ElephantThe themes are a bit like those of the little witch stories of Ruth Chew but this is a larger richer deeper book I loved the Borrower books when I was a child and still enjoy them want to reread them but I did not have access to this then wish I had I ve no idea about the movie of this book but the book itself I highly recommend to interested readers 4 Enjoyable fast fun read This book is very different from the movie but nostalgic and fun in its own way It is reminiscent of Narnia filled with magic whimsy and other worlds I grew p watching a Beta tape OMG version of this movie starring Angela Lansbury when I was younger When I became a little older and many of the original Disney classics that we ONLY had on beta were lost I was inconsolable I didn t get to watch many of those Diney favorites again Slade (Walk of Shame, until I was a teenager Escape to Witch Mountain The Parent Trap Return From Witch Mountain The Apple Dumpling Gang I relish these books now as treasured memories of rainy days curledp in my grandmother s apartment watching Disney while she crocheted. Off anywhere they want Their night time travels lead the children into all sorts of Sexual X-Perimentation (Cyborg Gigolos, unexpected adventures including a trip back in time.