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The Tapestry Room by Mrs. Molesworth, Fiction, Historical

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It is quite a journey from Jeanne's bedroom down the long corridor, to the place fascinating to her since her babyhood: the room hung with tapestry -- very old, and in some parts faded, but still distinct. Jeanne sees something strange in one tapestry, of a garden. Didn't those peacocks move, ever so slightly? Then Dudu, the family's raven, is at the window -- but she just It is quite a journey from Jeanne's bedroom down the long corridor, to the place fascinating to her since her babyhood: the room hung with tapestry -- very old, and in some parts faded, but still distinct. Jeanne sees something strange in one tapestry, of a garden. Didn't those peacocks move, ever so slightly? Then Dudu, the family's raven, is at the window -- but she just saw that decrepit old bird down on the terrace. Dudu cannot fly that fast! Now she hears wonderful news -- her cousin Hugh is coming to stay. He will be like a little brother -- and he will sleep in the tapestry room . . .


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It is quite a journey from Jeanne's bedroom down the long corridor, to the place fascinating to her since her babyhood: the room hung with tapestry -- very old, and in some parts faded, but still distinct. Jeanne sees something strange in one tapestry, of a garden. Didn't those peacocks move, ever so slightly? Then Dudu, the family's raven, is at the window -- but she just It is quite a journey from Jeanne's bedroom down the long corridor, to the place fascinating to her since her babyhood: the room hung with tapestry -- very old, and in some parts faded, but still distinct. Jeanne sees something strange in one tapestry, of a garden. Didn't those peacocks move, ever so slightly? Then Dudu, the family's raven, is at the window -- but she just saw that decrepit old bird down on the terrace. Dudu cannot fly that fast! Now she hears wonderful news -- her cousin Hugh is coming to stay. He will be like a little brother -- and he will sleep in the tapestry room . . .

30 review for The Tapestry Room by Mrs. Molesworth, Fiction, Historical

  1. 4 out of 5

    Janelle

    A sweet story for kids about magic and friendship. It would be quite accessible for today's children, despite being written a hundred years ago. A sweet story for kids about magic and friendship. It would be quite accessible for today's children, despite being written a hundred years ago.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Elise

    This was on an Atlas Obscura list of forgotten children's books, so I tracked it down at the library. Two children travel into strange lands through the door in a tapestry whenever the room is filled with moonlight. Their guide is an old raven. This has some of the gentle tone of MacDonald's 'At the Back of the North Wind.' This was on an Atlas Obscura list of forgotten children's books, so I tracked it down at the library. Two children travel into strange lands through the door in a tapestry whenever the room is filled with moonlight. Their guide is an old raven. This has some of the gentle tone of MacDonald's 'At the Back of the North Wind.'

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Booth

    Quant I loved it. It was an easy read with dear characters that would be a good movie starring Lillian Gish

  4. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    a collection of pretty fancies strung together by a framing device; no plot or characterization involved.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Polly

    We owned this bound in a single volume with The Cuckoo Clock, by the same author, when I was a child, but while I clearly remember having been read the latter, I don't remember this one at all. Whether we never got to it or I just don't remember it, I will never know. Anyway, it's charming in a very "Victorian-children's-fantasy" way, and if you like that sort of thing (I do), you will probably like this. We owned this bound in a single volume with The Cuckoo Clock, by the same author, when I was a child, but while I clearly remember having been read the latter, I don't remember this one at all. Whether we never got to it or I just don't remember it, I will never know. Anyway, it's charming in a very "Victorian-children's-fantasy" way, and if you like that sort of thing (I do), you will probably like this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Good, but not as good as some of her others.

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