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by Faith Ingwersen,Bodil Bredsdorff

ePub The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove (The Children of Crow Cove Series) download
Author:
Faith Ingwersen,Bodil Bredsdorff
ISBN13:
978-0374312473
ISBN:
0374312478
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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (May 11, 2004)
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
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1708 kb
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1535 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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513

Book 1 of 4 in the Children of Crow Cove Series. Translated with remarkable skill by Faith Ingwersen, this book is bound to convince any and all people that translated children's books should be ten times as common as they currently are today.

Book 1 of 4 in the Children of Crow Cove Series. This is one of those small perfect jewels that are sometimes so hard to find. I seriously hope that more people will read and discover "The Crow-Girl" as time goes by.

The crow girl the childr. Inside the house the girl was stoking up the embers on the hearth. She dug them out from beneath the ashes, laid dry twigs of heather across them, and blew and blew until the fire caught and clear little flames brightened her face. The Crow-Girl-The Children of Crow Cove, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. Her eyes were dark blue, nearly black in the dim light. She had a large curved nose and dark, bristly hair that was very short in front where the fire had singed it.

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And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family. Bodil Bredsdorff is a popular Danish children's book author. The Crow-Girl is her first novel to be published in the United States. Библиографические данные. This lyrical story, with its characters' moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers. The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove The Children of Crow Cove Series (Том 1). Автор.

The Children of Crow Cove. Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated by Faith Ingwersen. The Children of Crow Cove Series (Volume 1). Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

Bredsdorff, Bodil; Ingwersen, Faith. Orphans, Conduct of life, Family life, Grandmothers. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux.

Bodil Bredsdorff; Faith Ingwersen. Living together on a rugged cove near the sea, when her grandmother dies, the young girl must bury her and seek others who can help her. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Remembering her grandmother's words regarding two kinds of people," those that make you feel good inside, and then those who cause you to freeze inside, even if you are sitting before a roaring fire and have eaten your fill. Those you should keep away from. They are not good for you, even though others might say that they are good people!"

The Children of Crow Cove Series Bodil Bredsdorff. It's sad,and emotional. Don't be surprised if you end up in tears when the book ends. The author should receive the Newberry Award. This is a must have for the year 2005.

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The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove. The Crow-Girl - Bodil Bredsdorff. A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers. The next day the same crows seem to beckon her, and so the Crow-Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful. And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family.

A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers

Near a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother. All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence. They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood. But the grandmother is very old. When the time comes that the girl must bury the woman, she makes up a funeral song about the birds she is watching: Two crows never fly alone, and death is never, ever past. The next day the same crows seem to beckon her, and so the Crow-Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful. And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family . . .

This lyrical story, with its characters' moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers.

  • Lovely setting and characters. I wanted to be there with the characters, walking with them and seeing what they were.

  • This is a wonderful little story for kids and adults.

  • Great story!

  • My son loved this book.

  • There exist, in this world, a few perfect children's novels. And by perfect, I mean that they adeptly combine meaningful storylines that contain universal themes with plots and characters that kids are genuinely interested in. "Charlotte's Web" is one of these. And now, joining the ranks, comes another. "The Crow-Girl" is a recent import from Danish author Bodil Bredsdorff. In this remarkably small but astoundingly well-written book, a girl sets out on a quest whose course she does not dictate and proceeds to create something she has needed all her life. Kids may look at this book and shy away because it looks dull. Don't let them. This is one of the best books written in a very long time. A deeply satisfying novel.

    The girl and her grandmother have lived in their tiny cottage by the sea for as long as the child remembers. Brought up by this single relative, the girl has learned everything she needs to know about gathering food and staying alive on what the sea provides. With her grandmother's death she at first plunges into misery, but continues to live and work. In time, the girl sets off to find other human beings and runs across a variety of people. She acquires the name of Crow-Girl due to her appearance and escapes the machinations of a cruel couple. She rescues a boy from his depression-infused father and leads two women from starvation. By the end of the tale the people she has helped and the life that she has led results in the formation of a small community and, more importantly, close-knit family to which the Crow-Girl now completely belongs. This is a book about survival as well as what a person needs beyond food and water to truly be alive. With a heroine you feel confident will never lack for anything and the two crows that seem to guide her on her journeys, it makes for a sometimes riveting, sometimes emotional, but always interesting book.

    By the end of the tale our heroine has gone from simply being referred to as a young girl to Crow-Girl, to finally being given a real name of her own. And that, in a way, is a great way of explaining why this book is so good. It's filled with remarkable details like that one. Most importantly, the Crow-Girl isn't perfect. This isn't some idealized child who spouts wisdom and goodwill wherever she goes. She's just as prone to depression and mean-spirited thoughts as anyone. At the same time though, she's remarkably accomplished due to her upbringing. She has a love for the land, especially her little cove, that guides everything she does as well. Translated with remarkable skill by Faith Ingwersen, this book is bound to convince any and all people that translated children's books should be ten times as common as they currently are today. This is one of those small perfect jewels that are sometimes so hard to find. I seriously hope that more people will read and discover "The Crow-Girl" as time goes by. It is truly beautiful.

  • A young girl lives with her grandmother in a simple whitewashed house in a little cove by a brook. They live a simple life together. The girl collects driftwood for fires and gathers sea kale, mussels and sand snails for their meals. However, the girl's grandmother is very old and knows her time is limited. Before she dies, she tries to share her knowledge of the world with her granddaughter "chick." She tells the girl about the two kinds of people in the world --- those who make you feel cold inside and those who make you feel warm inside.
    One day the girl wakes up and finds her beloved grandmother cold and still. She holds a lovely funeral for her and sings a song about her flying like a crow. The next day the girl sees two crows in the sky that seem to be calling to her. She follows the crows and begins her adventure.
    During her journey the girl meets people who make her feel warm inside and others who make her feel cold inside. One of the people on her journey names her Crow-Girl. She always trusts her instincts, and does not journey alone for long. Soon, she has before her the makings of a new family.
    THE CROW-GIRL is translated by Faith Ingwersen from its original Danish, and is written in lyrical prose. Young readers who want a tender, feel-good story about trusting your own intuition will love reading this timeless novel.
    --- Reviewed by Renee Kirchner ([email protected])

  • I was scanning the children section at my local library and came upon this book. First the titled intrigued me, and than I picked it up solely based on the cover. All those soft tones, that slight breeze that seems to be coming gently from the sea, through the grass, and that lonely girl just staring at the horizon. It made me think that this story would be soft like a whisper, like feathers against my skin.And I wasn't completely wrong.

    The Crow-Girl is popular Danish children novelist Bodil Bredsdorff's first book to be translated in English. It tells the story of a small girl who lives in a small cottage by the sea with her aging, and dying, grandmother. She keeps the fire in the hearth going, she picks up driftwood and snails and kelp and mussels for their dinner. She takes care of things. When her grandmother dies, she sets out from the cottage to see what's beyond it, to meet people.

    The Crow-Girl is a tale, told in a sparse prose, about family, the ones we are born in and and the ones we make for ourselves. That people can be hurt, or they can be hurtful, or both at the same time. But mostly it teaches us that joy can spring out of sorry and pain. It's a quick sweet read. I was left with small images of white cottages with smoking chimneys and sheep and the ocean coming and going, coming and going. It made me smile.

  • This is a lovely story about family ties and the love that binds even those not related into a family unit out of desire or necessity. When reading this book to my 6 year old son, I had to skim ahead to be sure things turned out okay for Crow-Girl. She's an engaging child and her grandmother was very wise in her teachings. My 6 year old, although very active, loved listening to this story and we were both sorry when we came to the end. Luckily, there is another book by this author which I will get next. If you tire of the books about bratty children, Junie B. Jones and Fudge, for example, this book is far superior...real literature rather than books churned out for a quick buck.