The Door in the Tree

The Door in the Tree It is spring and William Mary and Alice Constant have returned to Golden House for the Easter holidays anxious to see if the magic will work again When they are drawn to the Magician s hideout thro

  • Title: The Door in the Tree
  • Author: William Corlett
  • ISBN: 9780099482222
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is spring and William, Mary and Alice Constant have returned to Golden House for the Easter holidays, anxious to see if the magic will work again When they are drawn to the Magician s hideout, through a door in a tree, they learn that the secret to magic is believing and through believing they can enter the magic and continue their great task.

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    1. In the door in the tree Alice,, Mary and Williamthe go to stay with their uncle Jack and his patner Phoebe in The Golden House. While there the children come across a door in a large yew tree with a room looking out onto the whole valley. Here the children first meet Meg Lewis a local woman who is trying to protect the badgers. They soon learn more about how the badgers are being hunted for sport by the badger baiters and their vicious dogs and become very interested in what they can do to help [...]

    2. Siblings William, Mary, and Alice team up during their holiday at the Golden House to fight the evil doings of local badger baiters and defy the black magic of the Dark and Dreadful Path, where death is inevitable to the animals who are forced down its trail. Corlett's style is more typical of urban fantasy, as he tackles social and political issues becoming in vogue at the time of his writing, ~1970s era. I think those children today who are contemporary fantasy lovers might be skeptical and da [...]

    3. I took a day off of work today and, of course, couldn't manage to sleep in nearly as much as I planned, so I took the opportunity to read the last 60 or so pages of The Door in the Tree, the second book of "The Magician's House Quartet" by William Corlett. The first book in the series, The Steps Up the Chimney, took place during Christmas and now we follow the adventures of the same three school children, William, Mary, and the youngest, Alice, during their spring vacation. They return to their [...]

    4. I have mix feelings about this book. Am I the only one that has hard time picturing the whole book in my head. The author in my opinion has a way of dragging on and on about something and then completely rushing in next and then ending abruptly. Again I find the same problem with this book as I did with the first one. The book started off easy medium pace. But after that it gets very draggy and annoyingIt felt like a chore to read it. I personally find the over the top description of the forest [...]

    5. This is the 2nd book of "The Magician's House Quartet", and I got lost/confused a couple of times because I didn't read the first one, but the author cleverly worked in most of the previous action as this story went along, so I was able to enjoy the action in this one. It's definitely a "teaching-but-not-preaching" type of story, and his approach here is that it's OK to believe in something that hasn't been scientifically proven.Here are just a few of the ideas/statements he puts forth: We shoul [...]

    6. I didn't think this book really advanced the story that far. We found out a little more about Golden Valley, of course, and about what the Magician wants from them, but there are still questions in my mind about what the conclusion of it all could possibly be -- a showdown, perhaps, with the Magician's apprentice, Morden? But it seems strange that we haven't met him yet and that he's hardly mentioned in this book, if that's the case.I enjoyed it, anyway. It still feels a little rushed, and the c [...]

    7. It was allright. It was intresting, but it made me sick to read about what they did to the badgers and the dog. And yes, I know it's just fiction and ment for children, but things like that happen constantly in real life. But like I said it was intresting. I wouldn't recomend it though for young or very sensitive children, it might scare them, though abit older children might like it. It teaches that we should respect nature and be one with it instead of trying to exploit it for our own amusemen [...]

    8. Again, really good read. Lots of fun and a bit of mystery added in to the mix. Can't wait to read the third book.

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