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THE STONES OF GREEN KNOWE (GREEN KNOWE #6) by Lucy Maria Boston

In this last, sixth novel of the series, we say “goodbye” to our friends at Green Knowe. In this farewell volume, published in 1976, twelve years after volume five, we see our favorite characters Tolly, Mrs. Oldknow, Toby, Alexander and Linnet. And we meet some new ones, Roger d’Aulneaux from 1120 when the house was built and his family: father Osmund, mother Lady Eleanor de Grey and his grandmother (unnamed.)

We do NOT, however, say “goodbye” to Miss Bun, Dr. Biggins, Ida, Ping or Oskar who made their appearance in volume 3, suggesting that Mrs Boston realized she had gone off track in that story.

I enjoyed learning the history of the house that always was a character in its own right in this series, I loved the time travel and found the stones an intriguing way of explaining how these children from different ages came together to make the fabric of the house.

This is a beautifully written book that will expand the vocabulary and imagination of your favorite middle-grader. Five Stars.

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