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That same night, an alchemist’s apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. Will’s mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.
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Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver – review | Children’s books | The Guardian
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice,until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side.
Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. He accidentally sw Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Hardcoverpages. Washington State Sasquatch Award Nominee To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Could an year-old girl read this? I believe I read it when I was 10 or so. Miriam Robarts I believe it is a fictitious location. Liesl’s address is 31 Highland Avenue, Dirge. I don’t think it mentions what country, but I would guess on the …more I believe it is a fictitious location. I don’t think it mentions what country, but I would guess on the Northeastern coast of the US. At first, I was thinking somewhere in the United States, or in England, but details from the book–along with the fact that the author was born in New York, New York–make me think it is more likely set in America.
The book mentions that the sea lies to the East and the South. Mo, the guard, is made fun of by his coworkers for preferring hot chocolate over coffee. Gray also uses an empty coffee container. If it were England, I would think it would mention tea. I’m sure coffee is popular there now, but the book mentions using oil lamps and lanterns, as well as traveling by train and vehicles drawn by horses and donkeys–so it is not contemporary.
Lists with This Book. Jun 29, Wendy Darling rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Every once in awhile, a children’s book comes along that whisks you away to another world–and if you’re very lucky, at the end of the story, it’s one that also illuminates your own.
One night, a pensive ghost named Po appears in her room and lift Every once in awhile, a children’s book comes along that whisks you away to another world–and if you’re very lucky, at the end of the story, it’s one that also illuminates your own. One night, a pensive ghost named Po appears in her room and lifts the veil between the everyday world and the one Beyond.
What follows is a wonderful journey overflowing with heart and hope and humor. The trio is joined by an unforgettably madcap cast of characters, each with their own identities and worries and dreams, and the author deftly weaves all their interconnected threads together into a story ollver feels fresh and funny and thoroughly original.
Not at all as mannered or as self-conscious as Breadcrumbswhich ultimately showed its seams perhaps a little too much, lwuren fairy tale adventure is tripping with charm and written with exceptional intelligence and sensitivity.
He might have already begun the process of becoming a part of Everything. He would begin to feel the electricity from distant stars pulsing through him like a heartbeat. He would feel laurfn weight of old planets on his shoulders, and he would feel the winds of distant corners of the universe blowing through him.
This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. A Note About the Book: I’d highly recommend obtaining the hardcover of this book if you can.
The cover is gorgeous click on it to olliver and see for yourself! It will make a spectacular gift for the right person for the holidays. View all 99 comments. Oct 03, Giselle rated it it was amazing. A truly magical story! The first thing I noticed and fell in love with in this book was the wonderful illustrations inside it’s pages: Also, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found under the dust jacket: These added greatly to the imagination liedl increased the charm of the story immensely.
I loved the way the characters were defined in the images.
They were A truly magical story! They were exactly how Lkesl would have pictured them. The story takes us on a journey with Liesl and her friend ghost, Po, to bring her father’s ashes to a house they lived in before her stepmother got in the picture. The same evil stepmother who locked Liesl in the attic since her father got sick – which was ane year ago.
This book held extraordinary characters. Each and every one of them were fascinating and I couldn’t help but be enthralled by them. When Layren met Liesl, I was immediately drawn to her innocence and devotion.
I really enjoyed her trek to get her father’s ashes to their house and how all the characters came together in the most uncanny way. What I also found great was how every characters had a big part in the novel. It didn’t necessarily have one main abd, it had many and you get to understand and adore every one of them, as well as despise the villains. It didn’t have the most unpredictable plot. It was actually pretty foreseeable from an adult standpoint.
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But this is a story that is written for children Of course adults can enjoy this as well, much like the well loved Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Coraline and lots of others novels. The predictability of the plot never affected my appreciation of the book for a minute. The characters, the magic, the heartfelt moments were sufficient enough. It gave me the same feeling as when I curl up during the holidays to watch my favorite movies that I’ve seen a hundred times but never fails to make me laugh and smile.
I look forward to reading this to my son in a few years. View all 14 comments. It’s a lovely and touching children’s book so lovingly described by Jim. But alas, I think I’m a bit too old and cynical for it to affect me the way I hoped it would. Which is my fault, not the book’s, really. She meets Poa ghost, an “it” It’s a lovely and touching children’s book so lovingly described by Jim.
For the touch of the irresistible cuteness, we have BundlePo’s companion, who may have been a dog or a cat back on the Living Side. And there is also Willa young alchemist’s apprentice, whose unwitting mix-up set the events of the story in motion. And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow.
No wonder – from the afterword we learn that Lauren Oliver wrote this after a death of her friend, and the grief is palpable through the pages of this story, further illustrated by the beautiful and somehow sad pencil drawings. This is a story of loss and griefsometimes explicitly stated Liesl or just heartbrokenly hinted at Po and its traces of memories of friendship and being left out. It is the story of childhood that was not full of love and kindness Will.
A story of beautiful sadness, so to speak, the kind that ends up being uplifting and serves as a guiding beacon on the way to ultimate happiness. It is the story I would have adored as a small child. But this is also a story that does not completely ring true to my adult self, calloused by world experience. And this is why. This story is set in the world of greyness, the world from which the sun and brightness has been removed years prior.
But in contrast to the greyness of this world, the narration is clearly done in terms of black and white. We know who the good guys are. We know who the bad guys are. They are clearly defined, clearly separated, without much development that suggests growth or evolution or depth that blurs the back-and-white distinction.
I guess I miss the in-between, the borderline that gives dimension to the world. But I remember loving having the world defined as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ so clearly when I was little. Hey, that’s half of the appeal of the Disney movies, after all – the lovely clarity that they bring to our world. But I still missed the greyscale, so to say.
The ending – beautiful and satisfying. But given the tone of the story, I was half-hoping for a touch of bittersweet. I think my childhood has been scarred by the ending of Exupery’s The Little Princewhen I suddenly realized that the Prince may have not just simply gone back to his planet and his Rose.