The Shoemaker's Boy

      The Shoemaker's Boy
When his father goes off on a long quest to find a way to cure his wife s mysterious illness, a shoemaker s son has some strange and frightening experiences. Best Download Kindle ePUB The Shoemaker's Boy By Joan Aiken –

Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children s Literature She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories.She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry , and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children s books and thrillers For her books she received the Guardian Award 1969 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award 1972.Her most popular series, the Wolves Chronicles which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase , was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.Another series of children s books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pie kowski.Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye now a National Trust property This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E F Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories Aiken s father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.

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  • Hardcover
  • 31 pages
  • The Shoemaker's Boy
  • Joan Aiken
  • 16 January 2019
  • 0671866478

10 thoughts on “ The Shoemaker's Boy

  1. Abigail says:

    When Jem s mother falls ill and nothing seems to wake her from her deathly sleep, the young boy s father sets off for the Holy City of St James, in order to pray for her recovery, leaving his son in charge of their shoe making business Shortly thereafter, Jem is visited by a series of strange visitors a group of three childlike people with green skin and spindly arms a sinister knight in black armor and a knight in white armor each of which has a connection to the mysterious three keys When Jem s mother falls ill and nothing seems t...

  2. Hollive says:

    Great kid s story.

  3. Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School says:

    This simple story had a lot of complexity and while I enjoyed it, I m not sure I understood the message or symbolism fully A young boy left behind to care for his father s business and his ill mother is rewarded for...

  4. Celeste says:

    A morality parable about the son of a shoemaker with a mysteriously ill mother who is left alone to tend her and the shop while his father goes to pray to St James for his wife s recovery.

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