Aug 05, 2020
Spellhorn
Posted by Berlie Doherty

A blind girl and a unicorn in a world where magic and reality merge together Can Laura save the Wild Ones and take them to the safety of the Bright Wilderness Laura is blind, but though she cannot see, she is an acutely perceptive child As soon as she climbs onto the unicorn s back she is hurled into a wild and magical world Though a contemporary child, living in a contA blind girl and a unicorn in a world where magic and reality merge together Can Laura save the Wild Ones and take them to the safety of the Bright Wilderness Laura is blind, but though she cannot see, she is an acutely perceptive child As soon as she climbs onto the unicorn s back she is hurled into a wild and magical world Though a contemporary child, living in a contemporary setting, Spellhorn and the Wild Ones see Laura as their leader and they know that only through Laura can they reach the safety of the Bright Wilderness But can the unicorns lead Laura back home to her own world Powerful and moving, a delicious blend of fantasy and reality.

  • Title: Spellhorn
  • Author: Berlie Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780007331994
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spellhorn A blind girl and a unicorn in a world where magic and reality merge together Can Laura save the Wild Ones and take them to the safety of the Bright Wilderness Laura is blind but though she cannot see

    Sarah

    26 6 I first read this as a child weaning herself off Enid Blyton s school series, not because I didn t like them, but because I knew I d have to branch out, read adult books, eventually, and this seemed like a good place to start This was probably one of my first fantasy themed books Prior to this I was reading almost exclusively school series, so a book with unicorns, other worlds beyond our own and beings who don t speak in the Queen s English so to speak would have been quite a departure fr [...]


    Emy

    I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn t get into it.The Wild One s way of speaking mostly annoyed me, though sometimes I found their terms endearing Like heartsad and heartglad But, on the whole, it was like Laura was with a large group of small children Who will happily burn houses.Which was another thing that annoyed me These Wild One s, for most of the book, are portrayed as gentle and nature loving, and everyone seems to forget that, at the beginning, they burnt down numerous [...]


    Nicola Mansfield

    Reason for Reading This book is published under the Essential Modern Classics list This is a list of books chosen by the publisher s UK house and is a collection of outstanding books for children From looking at the titles I d say the age range varies anywhere from 8 to 15 Four new titles are to be published in 2010 under the Essential Modern Classics list and I think the authors chosen present a unique collection for North American readers to discover I intend to be keeping up to date with ESM [...]


    Hitzuji

    Fue una relectura, puesto que hace mucho que lo le y no me acordaba de nada Es una historia bonita, pero un poco desordenada y confusa de pronto.


    Carol

    Me encant Me temo que no puedo decir mucho del libro, es una historia relativamente sencila, muy b sica Pero ador a la ni a y hab a p rrafos en que me olvidaba que ella estaba ciega.


    scarlettraces

    A nicely written little fable but a bit too sweet for me.


    Charles

    Berlie Doherty s Spellhorn 1989 is probably one of the most unique children s fantasy books I have read in my life It is also perfectly suitable as a canonical, scholastic text for adolescents, as it explores themes such as disability, responsibility and equality in a manner in which they can both understand and enjoy.Although she is blind, Laura Brooks can see things that others, including her best friend Sam, do not Her parents do not believe her when Laura says that she saw a group of wild me [...]


    Kate

    I remember first reading this when I was roughly 8 years old if memory serves I sat in a big armchair in our living room and read this book in one sitting, and my mind was blown It was like nothing I had read before I had read fantasy before, I m an Enid Blyton child, but Berlie Doherty is in a differnent league to Enid Blyton I m now nearly 30 This is the first time I ve re read it and I wasn t disappointed I couldn t remember any of the story other than it is about a young girl and a unicorn I [...]


    Kieran Curtin

    Spellhorn is about a blind girl called Laura who gets carried away by a unicorn into a world of magic where she is no longer blind, and all manner of amazing things happen.I enjoyed the imagination of this book It s a real page turner I think it would be particularly useful for children who may be going through a tough time to escape their worries as it s pure fantasy It has interesting vocabulary, and would be suitable for KS2.


    Beth Schiavo

    I read this with my children as part of a mommy daughter book club and found it entertaining What was fascinating to me was how engaged my children were with the characters, allowing a suspension of disbelief for which I at times felt challenged They loved these characters and the story of a blind girl living fun two worlds was fantastic to them.


    Rhian

    Sometimes the Wild Ones language got a bit annoying in my thinkhole and the plottale could have been better formed The storystart is slow but when they reach the Wilderness things begin to get better Otherwise, this is vivid and rather enchanting.


    Amaranthos

    Siempre quise leerlo, ven a en las recomendacioes de todos los libros que le a de peque a y me daba curiosidad al fin pude y no me perd a de nada nah mentira, es muy bueno sin nimos para escribir una buena rese a


    Laura

    A tale of a blind girl who uses her mind eye to see into and govern herself in the wilderness a fantasy land where she rides a unicorn and keeps danger at bay from her people, the Wild Ones A lovely book which reminds me of Primary School.


    DaisyAmber

    I can t get enough of unicorns so when my sister got me this book I was extremely happy and even happy once I started reading it This is a great adventure fantasy which I am sure many people would love I highly recommend it for all fantasy lovers especially unicorn loving ones


    Enma

    Le do para el 2015 Reading Challenge 11 Libro con una palabra por t tulo.


    Rachel (Sfogs)

    A very cute story, written from the point of view from a blind young girl.


    Unicorn Carnival

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    Kate

    A childhood favourite of mine I never tired of the quirky language, and almost pagan ways of the Wild Ones, or the beautiful idea of a world where the blind can see again.


    Shazarah

    I liked this book it really was different compared to the other books that I ve read but the ending was a bit confusing to me.


    Victoria

    This was my absolute favourite book as a kid I read it many times without growing bored and parts of it are ingrained in my memory.


    Hannah.schulte39gmail.com

    This book was really amazing i loved all the magic and there was lots of beautiful descriptive writing and i recommend this book Its great


    Arely

    Lo lei en espanol


    Ash

    Easily one of the best books of my childhood I remember every emotion reading it, and I reread it every year for several years Amazing story and so moving.


    Aisha

    I did not really like this book because nothing much happened, I didn t get the story, it was not exciting just a short book.


    Mariana

    0.5 estrellas



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