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Verdigris Deep Kindle Edition
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Verdigris Deep is a story covering the nature of wishes, friendships, relationships, and the interconnectedness of the world. Hardinge has the ability to do this without disrupting the flow of the story or becoming condescending – which can happen when an adult is teaching life lessons of this nature and depth. Hardinge teaches lessons that are necessary to learn and be reminded of during any part of your life journey.
I hope that you will pick these books up to share with your family and the child that lives and imagines in all of us.
I'm surprised her books aren't as well known as other present day popular authors because they deserve to be. I loved Fly By Night and I loved this one. Younger children will enjoy the magic and adventure and older readers will appreciate the gentle look Frances takes at the human psyche.
I gave this three stars on Goodreads which means "liked it" here on Amazon it means "it was okay." Three stars is too low by Amazon's descriptions for my favorite author.
Throwing coins in a wishing well
And making a wish
It seems so simple
But have you ever spared a thought
For the coins?
Lying for eternity under the water
Among the slime and leaves
Forgotten by all but the verdigris
And of course the Well Witch
`Cos she's real
Three children find out the hard way
Short on bus fare
They dare to disturb the rusty rest
Of the coins, and naturally
The Well Witch
A price must be paid for their crime
He who takes the coin
Must grant the wish
Like verdigris, they become
But, the tricky thing about wishes
Is that you can't just
Take them at face value
Because people don't always wish for what
They REALLY want
This book works at many levels
So cleverly developed
The plot so fiendishly crafted
I have goosebumps
Before introducing your child
To Stephen King
Lead them to
The murky waters and rotting wishes
Of the well
(Recommended for kids from 12 yrs to 99 yrs)
See also: Fly by Night by the same author
Amanda Richards, June 4, 2008