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The Moorchild (Read) by Eloise Jarvis McGraw – Book, DOC or Kindle free


10 thoughts on “The Moorchild

  1. says:

    The main character is difficult to identify with and yet I did couldn't help myself A surprising engrossing read

  2. says:

    This Newbery Award winning book really captured my attention It is about the half fairy Mol who doesn't know she's half human until she is unable to become invisible in front of a human and he ends up almost catching her and endangering the ot

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    “Why you'll be 'changed m'dear We'll just swap you for a human child who'll make a good servant to the Band Half Humans never work out 'mongst the Folk No never doBut I'm half Folk too What if I never work out 'mongst the humans?Aye you're neither one thing nor yet uite t'other Pity but there 'tis”This is one of those books I remember reading and loving and re reading over and over until the library's copy was nearly worn out

  4. says:

    Although I usually like McGraw's books I didn't care for this one at all I provide a breakdown in this short video of what wasn't working for me and suggest a different title to try out insteadAges 9 12#geograpy #europe #ireland #cultureCleanlinessChildren's Bad WordsMild Obscenities Substitutions 3 Incidents stupid blatherName Calling 16 Incidents braggart gorm blunderhead imp lackbrain ninnies stupid murth

  5. says:

    I bought this on a whim and hoped that I would like it because I really hate buying books that end up being dissapointing Thankfully this book was well written and had a great plot so no worries there I liked the way people spoke in it reminding me lovingly of the secret garden and the story was just lovely

  6. says:

    A capital fairytale does anyone use capital like that any? engaging poignant and just a little bit haunting Almost too satisfying I am content to know no of the story than what is between this book's covers

  7. says:

    Read this a couple times when I was younger It's great

  8. says:

    The first thing that stands out to me when I take a look at the career of author Eloise Jarvis McGraw is her outstanding record of successful longevity She won a Newbery Honor in 1952 for the book Moccasin Trail and then another in 1997 for this book The Moorchild with a third honoree The Golden Goblet thrown in there for

  9. says:

    This is one of those books I never knew existed until I just came across it randomly The plot looked interesting so I thoug

  10. says:

    The Moorchild is definitely a charming little book It is well written with interesting characters and a language style that I really enjoyed though I can see it being difficult for a younger reader The mythology

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SUMMARY ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Moorchild

She grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different and is comfortable only on the moor playing strange music on her bagpipes  As Saaski grows up memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge But so do emotions from. I bought this on a whim and hoped that I would like it because I really hate buying books that end up being dissapointing Thankfully this book was well written and had a great plot so no worries there I liked the way people spoke in it reminding me lovingly of the secret garden and the story was just lovely

CHARACTERS The Moorchild

Her human side and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma She is determined to restore their child to them even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once. This is one of those books I never knew existed until I just came across it randomly The plot looked interesting so I thought I might as well see what it was like Essentially it s about a child who actually is a changeling left with humans by the moorfolk because she had a human fatherUsually understatement is a good thing but I feel like this book was too understated The premise was good but there just wasn t a whole lot of drama or build up For a strange child Saaski seemed almost boring at times I liked the first chapter the best because you just don t know if Saaski is really unnatural or if superstition and prejudice is just taking its tole The plot follows a pretty expected route and I actually expected the ending to be dramatic than it was Slight spoiler One human stays in the mound while another escapes It would have been satisfying to have a willing life for life exchange instead of an accident I would still recommend the book since there isn t really anything badly done about it I just feel like it could have been better stranger and surprising I might actually give The Moorchild stars because of the way the ending affected me There is something very wistful in the way the human child turns from Saaski her real rescuer which shows that Saaski will never be accepted no matter how heroic she becomes And I like the mysteriousness of the ending with Saaski s human parents and their unexpected nostalgia for their strange child The music over the moors adds a sense of longing which is what fairies and humans are all abouteditOn reading the book for the second time I gave it another star Sure the plot drags a bit in the middle where it s just a series of everyday encounters and then goes a bit too uickly near the end There might have been made of Saaski s interactions with the other villagers A few times there s telling not showing on the part of the authorBut I really like how effortlessly the Scottish feel is worked into the dialog and the setting You never forget you re reading a folktale and it doesn t seem forced at all I like the delicacy McGraw uses portraying characters such as Anwara Yanno and Old Bess You can really understand where they re coming fromAnd of course I m a sucker for anything with tropes from old folk tales The description of the Moundand the glamor and the superstitions is all excellent I particularly like the idea of seeing false with one eye and true with the other The world feels very real without being bogged down in details which series such as Harry Potter can be prone toSo Moorchild isn t like those books that are the next big thing but it is one you can read again and wonder about whether we ever can escape our fate

SUMMARY ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Half moorfolk and half human and unable to shape shift or disappear at will Mol threatens the safety of the Band So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped. The main character is difficult to identify with and yet I did couldn t help myself A surprising engrossing read

  • Paperback
  • 241
  • The Moorchild
  • Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 9780689820335

About the Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Eloise Jarvis McGraw was an author of children's books She was awarded the Newbery Honor three times in three different decades for her novels Moccasin Trail 1952 The Golden Goblet 1962 and The Moorchild 1997 A Really Weird Summer 1977 won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America McGraw had a very strong interest in history and among the many book