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Linnets and Valerians = The Runaways (1964)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142300268, Paperback)When the four orphaned Linnet children are sent to live with their nasty grandmother, they decide at once that their new life is unbearable-and run away. Making their way through the English countryside, they first charm the gruff but lovable Uncle Ambrose and his gardener, Ezra, then stumble upon the eccentric Lady Alicia, who seems to have lost her family. And then the real fun begins! The Linnets start their search for the missing Valerians-but will they be thwarted by the witch Emma Cobley and her magic cat?
"Elizabeth Goudge writes with the gentleness and good humor that have long endeared her to adult readers . . . blending fantasy and fact with the sure touch of the born storyteller." (The New York Times Book Review)
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Left in the care of their strict grandmother, the four Linnet children find a much happier home with their Uncle Ambrose, his one-legged gardener, and the people of a small English village, where they help explain an old mystery and restore the joy of new friends.
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