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The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith

The Water Horse (original 1990; edition 2007)

by Dick King-Smith (Author)

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In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.
Title:The Water Horse
Authors:Dick King-Smith (Author)
Info:Yearling (2007), Edition: Reissue, 128 pages
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The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith (1990)


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Amusing. ( )
  pacbox | Jul 9, 2022 |
I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it, even as someone somewhat older than the intended audience! It helped pass the time on a drive up to Scotland and was very well narrated. ( )
  mooingzelda | Jun 3, 2022 |
Una dolce, breve storia che sono certa avrei apprezzato ancor di più se solo l'avessi letta da bambina.
Il racconto riprende il famoso mito del mostro di Lochness, facendo in modo che la creatura venga scoperta da due fratellini che gli si affezionano fin da subito.
La cosa che ho apprezzato di più oltre alla semplicità della narrazione e alla tenerezza trasmessa attraverso le parole, sono stati i momenti in cui il POV (point of view) apparteneva a Crusoe (il mostro), descrivendo meravigliosamente dal suo punto di vista ciò che gli accadeva.
Ammetto che il film mi ha commossa e coinvolta maggiormente, ma la trama è stata complicata molto di più rispetto al libro, che rimane comunque un'ottima lettura per bambini. ( )
  Shay17 | Mar 30, 2018 |
One of my favorite fables from this author. Again, an illustrator I haven't seen in any of his other works, but one that drew pictures that work perfectly for the story. I like that the 'magic' element is plausible, and that there is plenty of humor but also just enough drama for young readers. The family story in the background is nice, too. The characters are a teeny bit shallow, but probably only noticeable to me because I write so many of these mini-reviews. ( )
1 vote Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
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