[DWJ] please help ID children's book vaguely remembered

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 19 23:58:50 EST 2006


Thank you, thank you. You have done it!  And in record
time!

I knew I could rely on this list.  (Blissful sigh.)

--- sally at sallyodgers.com wrote:

> This is, without a doubt, THE WINTER OF ENCHANTMENT,
> by Victoria Walker. The 
> sequel is called A HOUSE CALLED HADLOWS. 
> 
> Sallyo 
> 
> estairm at yahoo.com writes: 
> 
> > Hi, all, 
> > 
> > I've been trying to google a book I remember only
> a
> > few details of.  With no success.  Tried a Book
> > Stumper website, and enjoyed the digression, but
> also
> > no results. 
> > 
> > Then I remembered this group and thought I'd have
> the
> > best chances with you guys. 
> > 
> > The book was about a 20th century boy who somehow
> gets
> > into a magic place where a girl from maybe the
> 1800's
> > is held captive.  It's a mansion with a magic
> table
> > that gives her whatever food she wishes for.  She
> can
> > walk in a garden outside and be in the house, but
> > that's it.  And she has a big cat.  She's bored
> and
> > lonely. 
> > 
> > It seems that her guardian quarreled with a
> magician
> > and imprisioning her is the magician's revenge. 
> The
> > modern boy takes it as a quest to free her, and
> > succeeds in the end, and she goes back to her own
> > time.  But as the modern boy is missing her, he
> meets
> > his new stepparent? and stepsister? who looks just
> > like his captive friend.  And she writes the name
> of
> > the cat under his drawing of it. 
> > 
> > Some of this may be wrong.  But oh, does anyone
> know
> > this book? 
> > 
> > Esther
> > in Israel 
> > 
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