When Caroline discovers an old pair of spectacles in her father's junk shop she has no idea how important they are. Even when she puts them on and sees things very differently, she doesn't guess that the safety of another world depends on them....
|Title||:||The World Around The Corner|
|Number of Pages||:||302 Pages|
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The World Around The Corner Reviews
Couple of spoilers hereIntended for a younger audience than most of Gee's children's books, this is a fairly lightweight piece, with little room for character-drawing except in the most basic, broad brush style. Even the main character, Caroline, isn't someone who really lingers in your mind. Still many of Gee's normal themes are there, in miniature, and Caroline turns out to be fairly daring in spite of herself. Unusually for Gee there isn't a boy in sight; most of his children's stories feature at least a duo rather than a single child.The nice touch is that Gee doesn't pander to the idea that young children shouldn't be introduced to new and interesting words, words that are likely to be out of their sphere of knowledge or understanding. In fact he plays with this idea by having Caroline herself excited by the sounds of interesting words. There are two climaxes, one that comes naturally, when Caroline saves the magic glasses that are special to the "world around the corner"; this is the more effective of the two. Set in the real world, its dangers and difficulties are readily identifiable. The second climax, set in the other world, and seen in a kind of dream-like state, is too distant to really get us involved. It's a pretty sure bet that the other young girl will win her battle. I read this book because I'm working through Gee's children's stories after reading and reviewing a new publication by the Otago University Press which discusses them in detail.
I loved this book!!!! it was fantastic , everything about it was fantastic the picture were awsome and i loved how it was set in two differrent worlds (kinda). I could not stop reading it i would reccomend it to girls who kinda like fantasy
This was one of my favourite books at intermediate school. I have reread several times and again recently and I still love it. Maurice Gee creates such a fascinating world in this story. I love the characters! I definitely recommend it!
this book is a really good book if you want a cool but quick read
It is such a well written book and i love everything about it. I would recommend it to anybody, kids, adults, anyone! It's such a good read!
I fell in love with this book when I was a child but I couldn't remember who wrote it so for years I couldn't find it. Yay the internet!