But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Now that I'm reading this book again as an adult, with all the experience I have regarding culture and such, I am quite amazed that this book which is a kids book would have so much social commentary, al I first read this book when I was 9 or so and its memory has never left my mind. For all of the predictability and sometimes glaring flaws in the plot-line, this story works out quite well. If you're looking for a heart-warming book which teaches children about the strengths in being different and taking pride in their roots, then I thoroughly recommend The Diddakoi. The girls had a summer of freedom. Kizzy is a hard headed little girl who a desperate to uphold her gypsy traditions but is taken in by a wealthy gentleman and a kind hearted young woman.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The Diddakoi Gypsy Girl Kizzy Lovell is a gypsy girl. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. About this Item: Macmillan Childrens Books, 2007. The story is simple: Kizzy is a young gypsy girl, shoe-horned into a mainstream society riddled with bullies and well-meaning but naive do-gooders, but whose innate determination and pride enables her to survive without losing her dignity or identity.
Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947. I ordered a copy on that basis but, being a bit thick, I assumed the title was along the lines of The Gruffalo, or Jabberwocky or The Babadook, meaning I thought it was about a strangely-monikered monster. It was also interesting to see what I had missed as a child, or couldn't possibly have known with my limited education or worldly experience. A poignant love story and based on the novel A Fugue in Time. She shows that not much has changed since the 70s when this book was written : there are still the ignorant people who don't understand that there are different ways of being, and there are also the people who realize that different doesn't have to mean bad. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover. Cute story about a gypsy girl who lives with her great great great grandmother in a little covered wagon with Joe, the horse.
But I didn't know Rumer Godden then, mores the pity. At the end of that day of sorting boxes I couldn't resist it, picked it up and started reading it again. She is neither accepted in her own family nor is she accepted by the 'normal' people. One of the things that struck me while reading The Diddakoi is how far we've come in forty-odd years. I remember loving this book as a child. There are also some well-meaning characters who make mistakes Kizzy is a half-romani girl aged 7 or 8 who has been brought up by her great-great-grandmother. I was tremendously invested in the characters, and I liked how Kizzy's trauma and recovery were depicted -- reminded me a lot of Goodnight Mr Tom.
But reading this was like going back to when books were not only good, but were magic, and were always going to work out all right. About this Item: Puffin Books. Thirty years after its original publication, Rumer Godden's beloved story of one girl's courage, and how an entire community learns to celebrate differences is now back in print for a new generation of readers to enjoy. The rushes had to be sent back to Pinewood studios to be developed and redoing a crowd or bazaar scene was very difficult and time consuming! We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Anyway, it came up in a conversation a few weeks ago and I looked on Amazon.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. . Kizzy was a little gypsy girl, who only wants her wagon, her Gran, and her horse. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Read-Alone: Good chapter book for fluent readers in the 7-ish to 11-ish year-old age range. The River is a story of a family living on the banks of a river in West Bengal and is semi autobiographical. It is a kind of rags to riches story. Anyway, it came up in a conversation a few weeks ago and I looked on Amazon. Spine may also show signs of wear. I went in to it not being sure if it would be a story of pathos and drama, leaving one feeling sorrowful for the p I've only ever read one other book by Rumer Godden -- the lovely little , which I loved as a child -- so when I saw this at the library a few weeks ago, I was intrigued.
. It is a story about a girl who never gave up being herself. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The story of a London house through several generations. .