|Hardknocks School. (99)
||[Nov. 27th, 2010|09:43 pm]
|[||Tags|||||books, haiku, potter||]|
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The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter.
The royal portrait
of the deposed emperor,
This was a charming diversion. I generally don't care about the "bad things happen to dreary children" genre of books, but this is a lively tale filled with adventure, which redeems a lot of the cliches-- as does the tongue in cheek approach. The meta-textual asides are cute rather than distracting, & I was left grinning. Well played, Potter, +10 points for Gryffindor.