The Green Man

The Green Man

Book - 2012
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Teenager Ophelia is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily, a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book shop, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily's been made frail by a heart attack, and needs help. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as Ophelia first tackles Emily's badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away and are threatening to awake once more. An exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships and an intriguing mystery.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781770492851
Branch Call Number: BED
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 01, 2014

I couldn't decide at the end if this book fits into the fantasy genre with all the supernatural things that happen, or if it is a book about two people who actually go crazy. Either way, it was so captivating! I recommend it to anyone who likes writing or poetry, or just art in general, especially teens.

BPLNextBestKids Aug 18, 2012

Ophelia, known as O, stays with her father's sister, Emily, for the summer, while her father spends his summer doing research in Italy. Her Aunt Emily is a poet and a bit eccentric, as well as the owner of a book store called "The Green Man". The store sells both new and used, sometimes valuable, books. O meets Emily's neighbours and friends and enjoys working at the store. She is fascinated by a young man who appears in the store, pockets a book, then later returns it. When O tries to follow him, he always disappears. When Aunt Emily is offered first chance at a collection of books belonging to the town's first architect, she is excited; but when the two go to the Linton house, strange things begin to happen. When Emily's childhood memories begin to collide with the present, both Aunt Emily and O are in danger. Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS.

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