[DWJ] please help ID children's book vaguely remembered
Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale)
Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Mon Mar 20 06:17:01 EST 2006
Sally, replying to Esther:
> This is, without a doubt, THE WINTER OF ENCHANTMENT, by Victoria
> Walker. The sequel is called A HOUSE CALLED HADLOWS.
> > 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.
This sounds excellent. I shall have to look out for it. All I could
think of when reading Esther's description was that it wasn't "Conrad's
Fate" or "Tom's Midnight Garden"...
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