187/365 Lost and Found books #4

I once read a book, or rather series of books, about a boy who lived with an old relative in a large country house. He was lonely, perhaps his parents had died. He had no friends and was far from anywhere he might make friends. He eventually sees children in the house, children whose portraits are on the wall and they became his playmates. I did not remember the title, but I did remember a lot of the plot so these books, once the internet happened, were easier to locate than the books I’ve mentioned previously.

I’ve purchased the first and second of these books, The Children of Green Knowe and The Treasure of Green Knowe. I read the first, which was very good, but not as good as I remembered. it.

The book is sadder than I recalled. As a child I didn’t remember reading that the children in the portrait had all died when they were young. I also thought that the boy in the book time-traveled, but I think he mostly played with the ghosts of the children, although he did see things happening in the past.

3 thoughts on “187/365 Lost and Found books #4

  1. I think that when children read, or are read to, that their brains take in what they can. This is why Grimm’s fairy tales are fine to read (or the Lord of the rings for that matter) but a different story entirely to watch on a screen where they cannot filter.

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