Hob and the Goblins
William Mayne
[MOBI] ☆ Hob and the Goblins | by ì William Mayne
Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PMBy William Mayne

Mayne is remarkably deft at opening up a fantasy realm to readers of all ages Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Children s Book An SLJ Best Book of the Year A Parenting Best Children s Book of the Year An NCTE Notable Children s Book in The Language Arts
  • Title: Hob and the Goblins
  • Author: William Mayne
  • ISBN: 9781564587138
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover

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Linden Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Hob is a house sprite who tidies away troubles such as leftover bad feelings, soothes unquiet ghosts and teething babies, keeps the cream fresh, the curtains from being tired and encourages the teakettle to sing So when he finds a new family, he knows what to do But he discovers the house has bigger secrets than he thinks he can handle He hears the distant music approaching from the land of faerie and when un childlike neighborhood children named Dew and Rag come over to play with his house s ch [...]
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Celia Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Loved it Hob is there to help clean up Greed and sooty creatures and other leftover emotions and tired things in the home He loves to serve and keep family and children safe, all that he asks for is a little food, and a little cupboard all his own to sleep in Hob does not call himself a creature with thoughts, but when his new family moves into a Fairy Ring house, he has to summon wits he never knew he had to save his family even at his own peril The lyrical writing is beautiful, Mothers see eve [...]
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Maureen Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Hob and the Goblins was the most interesting and at first, somewhat confusing book I ve read I didn t like the language at the outset because it wasn t kid like as I d assumed it would be In fact, it almost didn t seem like a children s book at all until I got into it and met the family Hob eventaully adopted for himself It also took me awhile to understand Hob s purpose and he referred to himself in the third person, which was off putting at first I was determined to read it to the end to see i [...]
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Laura Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
I picked this up on a whim I hadn t heard anything about it or about the author This is supposed to be a children s book, but I found the language a little hard to follow I also found parts that I would consider too scary creepy for a child Not my favorite.
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scarlettraces Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Utterly lovely Shame about the provenance.
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Barbara Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
A startlingly different fantasy about different innocents Hob who doesn t understand humans but knows it is his job to look after them, who can t make plans but only knows what to do when he has to do it, and the Grimes family who know nothing about Hobs and even less about the dangers waiting in Great Uncle Fluellen s house.
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Cheryl Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Second attempt to enjoy this But I just don t understand what s so special about it Maybe if I were in an altered state of consciousness, or if I were of a L iterary mind But mostly it was hard work to understand what was going on if it were told in a straightforward manner it wouldn t have amounted to much of anything.
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Rhonda Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Previously unfamiliar with William Mayne, this was the first Hob book I came across for a buck at a library sale English folklore fairy tale setting Yes, please Perhaps because I m steeped in British myth and legend, was quite comfortable with the out and out fantasy of the hobgoblin and indeed the entire premise Continued on to search out and purchase other Hob stories and love them all 5 stars plus for each Norman Messenger s precise bw drawings add the perfect mystical quality His hobgoblin a [...]
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Ginger Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Weird Told from the perspective of Hob, a friendly house spirit It felt like half the story was missing because of Hob s limited perspective Weird.
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Beth Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
Annoyingly cute, but also kind of nicely dark and creepy Should have been edited better and longer, but for a dollar sale, I scored.
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Rich Jan 28, 2020 - 16:42 PM
This author must have been smoking some weed when he wrote this book.
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Hob and the Goblins By William Mayne Mayne is remarkably deft at opening up a fantasy realm to readers of all ages Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Children s Book An SLJ Best Book of the Year A Parenting Best Children s Book of the Year An NCTE Notable Children s Book in The Language Arts

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