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by Charmian Hussey

ePub Valley of Secrets download
Author:
Charmian Hussey
ISBN13:
978-0340893494
ISBN:
0340893494
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Publisher:
Hodder Childrens Book (September 30, 2004)
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1432 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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110

Charmian Hussey trained as an archaeologist at the University of London, through which she worked on. .

Charmian Hussey trained as an archaeologist at the University of London, through which she worked on excavations in Great Britain and the Middle East. This interest in the indigenous tribal peoples of the world led to a deep concern for their futures. the valley of secrets by charmian hussey is about a postman who was dehydrated and wanted something juicy and then he went by hudson hall and found a bunch of plums/prunes and ate them and then when he went back for another he saw a brown face it looked like a brown face but he did not think that he saw it.

Charmian Hussey began her career modelling clothes for top couture and fashion houses in London. Later she trained as an archaeologist, originally studying at the University of London, Institute of Archaeology and working on excavations in Great Britain and the Middle East

Charmian Hussey began her career modelling clothes for top couture and fashion houses in London. Later she trained as an archaeologist, originally studying at the University of London, Institute of Archaeology and working on excavations in Great Britain and the Middle East.

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Charmian Hussey trained as an archaeologist at the University of London, through which she worked on excavations . The Valley of Secrets combines her understanding and passion for indigenous concerns with her love of the Cornish countryside in England, where she now lives and farms with her husband, John. Christopher Crump abandoned his office job to pursue his dream of being an artist.

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Charmian Hussey, Launceston, United Kingdom. I am planning an annual Charmian Hussey Booksellers Award. I already have two nominations. can you guess who they are, I wonder. Author of childrens novel The Valley Of Secrets and new release Howl On The Wind.

What a clever and imaginative piece of fiction! It has alot of the elements that appeal to young readers: adventure, mystery, and fictional characters and creatures. It is an excellent example of juicy, detailed writing and has fun illustrations to head off every chapter even though they're not really needed. It is in my opinion a great book for the author's first effort.

By Charmian Hussey Read by Charles Keating. About The Valley of Secrets. When Stephen, raised as an orphan, learns that he has inherited an estate in the Cornish countryside, he has no idea what to expect. And when he arrives at Lansbury Hall, there is no one to greet him. By Charmian Hussey Read by Charles Keating. Category: Children’s Middle Grade Historical Books Audiobooks Children’s Picture Books. About Charmian Hussey.

Автор: Hussey, Charmian Название: Valley of secrets ISBN: 1840329904 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840329902 .

Abandoned as a baby, Stephen had nearly given up hope of ever finding his family. This epic adventure follows his change in fortunes as he receives an unexpected letter from a strange source and sets off on an unforgettable journey. From a drab room in London, where the rain confirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travel
  • Love this book!! So descriptive!! Childhood fav!

  • the valley of secrets by charmian hussey is about a postman who was dehydrated and wanted something juicy and then he went by hudson hall and found a bunch of plums/prunes and ate them and then when he went back for another he saw a brown face it looked like a brown face but he did not think that he saw it good because he ran to quickly. and then he ran and he made a promise to himself that he will never go near lansberry hall ever again and he did not go near the place for a very long time and then he got a mail truck because he knew that no-one could mess with him anymore and then something or someone thew something out of the mail thing it was a envelope and that when he got out the car to see what it was it was a envelope but the promblem was it did not have a stamp so he got out his wallet and put one on it then for the past few weeks he had been standing outside the post waiting for mail

  • I found this at a used book store and loved the cover and description. There was intrigue, mystery... until I started reading the book. As many reviewers have noted, this book is slow and no plot ever develops. Most of the book has only one (underdeveloped) character, so there is very little dialogue. There are verbose descriptions of nature, which I might have been okay with had there also been some excitement. Instead, the main character, Stephen, often remarked how "mysterious," "puzzling," "amazing," and "wonderful" while I, as the reader, felt none of that.

    Seriously, if you made a drinking game out of how many times those words were used, especially "amazing" and wonderful," you would unconscious in a matter of minutes.

    I think the story idea could have made a really good book, but it just didn't come together here. There were many chapters where I thought, "What was the point of that chapter?" and with a book that is almost 400 pages long, there is no need for extra words adding nothing to plot. If this book could only be distilled to a couple hundred pages and then have the plot charged...

    I like the idea of the orphan getting an unexpected letter about a will to a relative he didn't know existed. I like the mysterious house about which the townspeople know nothing. I like the care about environmentalism and respecting different peoples' ways of life. I was hoping before reading that this might be a good read aloud choice for my second graders, but this would certainly not hold their interest.

  • I found this book at a used book store and thought it looked interesting, so I picked it up. Frankly, I was under the impression that it had fairies or something of the kind in it, and for the first hundred pages or so (during which precious little actually happens) I kept waiting for Stephen to discover magical creatures on his great-uncle's land. But of course there are none. Once I got over that disappointment, I re-evaluated what I'd read and decided that it was still an interesting and well written book. ... somewhere around pg200 I had changed my mind about that! The author builds up, and builds up, and builds up.. to.. NOTHING! at least nothing that any reader with half a brain can't see coming 50 pages away. Aside from that, the whole story is extremely improbable. One of the most bothersome things to me is the way that Stephen's great-grandparents, grandparents, foster-grandparents, and parents ALL died untimely deaths... I mean, seriously, what are the chances?? And Stephen himself is just nuts. He's a young man who goes around talking to plants. And he cries actual tears for the rainforest. Come on now, I would say that most of us care about the rainforests, and we are generally upset about them being destroyed, but how many people sit at home in their arm chairs and shed tears for the trees? How many of us go out and tell the tree growing in our backyard not to worry because we will never let anything happen to it? If I found out that one of my friends was doing that I would probably suggest that they seek help from a psychiatrist. Also, on a side note, what is the author's obsession with bathrooms? She apparently feels the need to describe in infinite detail every bathroom that Stephen sees, paying far more attention to them than any other room. ...weird.
    I gave this book 3 stars because, despite all these flaws, it is still mildly entertaining, and because the way it is written (especially in the beginning) reminds me of old-fashioned books. People just don't write like that any more, and I kind of miss it.

  • I have always loved English children's books--when I was a child, I read many of them, and as an adult I continue to return to them from time to time. When I read a review of this book, I knew I had to try it. And it was so satisfying! The very first paragraph of the book is a perfect evocation of the timeless Cornwall countryside. The book combines a strange mystery with the growth of the main character, an exotic trip to the Amazon, and some loveable creatures, all without ever leaving Cornwall. Beautifully written, the story could take place in almost any time in the twentieth century, although there are one or two hints to it's modern time. I absolutely loved this book, and closed it with reluctance. In the ending I fancied I could see the possiblities of a sequel (hint, hint to the author!).

  • What a fantastic book. I am not a (young) adult - found this and it looked intriguing. I have to say it is just a delight. Smart, interesting, and engaging. A terrific read for ANY age.