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Margery Sharp
Birth date: January 25, 1905
Died: March 14, 1991
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Margery Sharp’s The Nutmeg Tree has one of the best opening chapters I’ve read in a long time. When we meet Julia Packett (sometimes, but not really, Mrs. Macdermott), she is in the bath tub. She has been there for over an hour. She won’t come out because there are two men outside who want five poun...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 5 years ago
I think most people won't realize was a book before it was adapted by Disney into a film. Firstly, the illustrations which were done by Garth Williams (he also did Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web) are fantastic. They portray Bernard and Miss Bianca very differently from the movie version because t...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first in the series -- it was definitely heavier on plot, with there being no question about exactly WHY the little girl in question needed rescuing -- but it was lighter on character development, which was what really set the first book apart for me. T...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
Although I wasn't particularly keen to read this book (and its sequel) for my Year in Disney Movies project, I found myself pleasantly surprised.This is written in that perfect children's classic, read-aloud way -- except, unlike many middle-grade authors, Margery Sharp has the discipline not to hea...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 6 years ago
Slightly dated, but completely charming! Besides having two similar mouse characters and a rescuing plotline, this barely resembles the 1970s Disney cartoon. A third (and quite pivotal) mouse character is completely missing from the film as well as the chilling and unforgettable Black Castle Pri...
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