Mistress Masham's Response (Lions) Paperback
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Initially Maria's revolts are small. She sneaks out while Miss Brown suffers from headache and visits one of her hideaways: a pond, which has an island holding an abandoned summer-house in the center, once a focal point of the glorious gardens but now like the rest overgrown and wild. Maria lands on her island and finds that it's not, however, unoccupied: tiny people live there as well. The island is hers; the summerhouse is hers; and Maria considers that the people are hers as well.
The practical and impractical things Maria does with, and for, her little people and what they do with, and for, Maria is the heart of the book. Subtly, this is a story about power---the vicar's and governess's over Maria, Maria's over the little people---and revolt.Read more ›
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One of the favorite books of my childhood. Along with The Sword and the Stone and Narnia.Published on March 14 2009 by Dr. Rod Neumann
I first read this book when I was ten. I'd found and ancient copy, hardbound in an ugly yellow. I don't even know where it came from but I loved it! Read morePublished on May 6 1999