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Petronella har fleire problemer å stri med. For det første ønsker hun å bli ei heks, slik hun tror den døde bestemora var. For det andre må hun ta seg av problemet med den kidnappede lillebroren, og for det tredje er det de blå og frekke skrellingene som alltid er i veien. Dette er den første boka om Petronella Pine.
Forlag Corgi Books
Genre Humor Fantasy
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Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.
'Ye've got that tiny little bitty bit inside o' you that holds on, right? The bitty bit that watches the rest o' ye. 'Tis the First Sight and Second Thoughts ye have, and 'tis a wee gift an' a big curse to ye. You see and hear what others canna', the world opens up its secrets to ye, but ye're always like the person at the party with the wee drink in the corner who cannae join in. There's a little bitty bit inside ye that willnae melt and flow.
And she was the silence of the hills. Perhaps that's why she liked Tiffany, in her awkward, hesitant way. Her older sisters chattered, and Granny didn't like noise. Tiffany didn't make noise when she was up at the hut. She just loved being there. She'd watch the buzzards, and listen to the noise of the silence.
It did have a noise, up there. Sounds, voices, animal noises floating up onto the downs, somehow made the silence deep and complex. And Granny Aching wrapped the silence around herself and made room inside it for Tiffany. It was always too busy on the farm. There were a lot of people with a lot to do. There wasn't enough time for silence. But Granny Aching was silent and listened all the time.
The stories never said why she was wicked. It was enough to be an old woman, enough to be all alone, enough to look strange because you have no teeth. It was enough to be called a witch. If it came to that, the book never gave you the evidence of anything. It talked about "a handsome prince"... was he really, or was it just because he was a prince that people called handsome? As for "a girl who was as beautiful as the day was long"... well, which day? In midwinter it hardly ever got light! The stories don't want you to think, they just wanted you to believe what you were told...
NPR har sanket stemmer fra leserne sine, og her er de 100 best likte romanene for ungdom og unge voksne i rangert rekkefølge. Førsteplassen er kanskje ikke noen overraskelse...
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