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Le Destin au berceau. Ingalits et reproduction sociale yChanged and added for the movie which doesn t really bother me since I think these changes gave the movie a stronger direction and character development than the book had The story in general is creative and cute and the writing style is easily readable without feeling toooung I liked the characters of Miss Price and Emelius and found them entertaining but the three children weren t really memorable As an interesting side note Emelius shy nervous personality in the book is almost the exact opposite of his personality in the film I think the only thing that really bothered me about this book is that overall the storyline and characters felt very underdeveloped Everything was fleshed out better in the movie This was generally A CUTE LIGHTHEARTED STORY BUT I CUTE LIGHTHEARTED STORY BUT I lighthearted story but I that it definitely lacked something It s similar to the movie It s a good story but I didn t like it as much as I thought I would But finally I m happy I could finish it as it was on my shelf for a long time now Once upon a time there were three children and their names were Carey Charles and Paul Carey was about Self-hypnosis in 48 Hours your age Charles a littleounger and Paul was only six Marvelous adventure still enjoyable decades after publication There s a troubling chapter about South Sea cannibals but the book is clearly fantasy and so a oung reader is not going to imagine that there really are natives as depicted it s not even as bad as the bit from Babar the ElephantThe themes are a bit like those of the little witch stories of Ruth Chew but this is a larger richer deeper book I loved the Borrower books when I was a child and still enjoy them want to reread them but I did not have access To This Then Wish I this then wish I I ve no idea about the movie of this book but the book itself I highly recommend to interested readers Bedknob and Broomstick is one of those books that differs completely from the film And I love the film so it was of a disappointment to me than anything Three evacuees from London Carey Charles and Paul are left with a strange and fusty old woman named Miss Price Little do they know she is learning to be an apprentice witch and is uite nifty with certain spells In the film she is portrayed as cooky and uirky by Angela Lansbury but in the book she is almost at creepy level and is definitely not as cuddly as the movieThe 3 children spot Miss Price one evening sailing over the rooftops on her broomstick and then crashing in the garden and injuring herself and when they tell her of this she is terrified that she will be outed as a witch Because of this she decides to gift them a travelling spell to buy their silence one that can take them to any place they wish to go in the past or present All they need to do is turn the knob on their bed and they will be transportedInitially it s a fun idea with the children appearing first at their mother s house in London on the street in bed but when we get back into the 17th Century with a necromancer named Emelius Jones who is wanted to burn at the stake the book seems to take a darker turn In fact I am genuinely surprised that children under ten wouldn t be sc 4 Enjoyable fast fun read This book is very different from the movie but nostalgic and fun in its own way It is reminiscent of Narnia filled with magic whimsy and other worlds I don t remember this book too well but I know that between this and the picture book Bed Book I really wanted a flying bed as a child Life is full of disappointments I grew up watching a Beta tape OMG version of this movie starring Angela Lansbury when I was ounger When I became a little older and many of the original Disney classics that we ONLY had on beta were lost I was inconsolable I didn t get to watch many of those Diney favorites again until I was a teenager Escape to Witch Mountain The Parent Trap Return From Witch Mountain The Apple Dumpling Gang I relish these books now as treasured memories of rainy days curled up in my grandmother s apartment watching Disney while she crochete. Off anywhere they want Their night time travels lead the children into all sorts of unexpected adventures including a trip back in time.

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Rk don t even get me started on that particular horrifying moment my only exposure to the story of Miss Price the apprentice witch and the Wilson children renamed Rawlings by Disney co Carey Charles and Paul was the Disney film starring Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson I thoroughly enjoyed Disney s animatedlive action treat but it was very interesting to read the original stories and see how much had been changed as Disney always did One thing I do like about the Disney film is that it brings the themes of World War II very much to the center of the story The books by Norton touches upon the war with references to the black out and the children wondering if it would be fair to use magic in war time What if all the soldiers were turned into white mice But unlike the movie Miss Price is not studying magic to aid the war effort she simply wants to become a witch And apparently a wicked one at that though her actions belie any real wickedness in her nature I enjoyed this venture into the book behind the Disney film than Mary Poppins for my take on that pleas see my review there wasn t uite the difference between the book and the movie in the character of Miss Price as there was with Mary This was a fun read One that I know I would have enjoyed even had I read it when I was a childFirst posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks This is two books combined into one which became the basis for the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks I apparently read the second one because I have really vivid memories of several things happening including the children visiting the 1700 s and the final scene It was probably back in the late 1980 s during the height of my Borrowers mania I had no idea that Mary Norton had written the book that Bedknobs and Broomsticks was based on although it s very loosely based The children aren t evacuees there s no Island of Naboomboo and Emelius Jones isn t selling fake magic lessons on Portobello road If however Instinct for Freedom Finding Liberation Through Living you aren t looking for a play by play of the filmou might enjoy this It s fun light and magical I don t think it s as strong as her Borrowers books but the kids enjoyed having it read aloud to them Escapism first and foremost Deliberately so using the power for good is uickly dismissed with the image of dragons and entire armies being turned to white mice at once We are never told why the children were sent out to the country or their father Their mother works long hours in an office is all we re ever told The kids are staying with an aunt in Bedfordshire in a small village they meet a witch they have adventures which don t go as expected Unlike the many works of fantasy fiction that have enjoyed a popular revival in film I can t see this one coming back one of the only two adventures in The Magic Bedknob is a trip to a South Pacific uninhabited tropical isle that turns out to be populated by a cartoonish stereotype of a tribe of cannibals They don t have anything that isn t fashioned by hand except an enormous pot to cook in There is a witch doctor It s almost too absurd to be insultingIn Bonfires and Broomsticks the kids are reunited with their friendly witch in the country and they travel back to 1666 London There is a chap going to be burned for witchcraft for causing the Great Fire actually he s a professional necromancer but it s all humbug Not like Miss Price at all He holds tremendous respect for her abilitiesIt s nice that Miss Price has witchcraft since she hasn t much else Her s is a genteel poverty which leaves her plenty of time to do Red Cross work unspecified It saddens me To Observe That Her observe that her of magic makes her a suitable partner for the charlatan who has a small farm and some gold savedLibrary copy I can t help comparing this book to the excellent 1971 Disney movie versionone of my favorite movies and while it s a pretty good book on its own it didn t hold up to the expectations I had for it based on the film A lot of things were. Takes on a new turn when Miss Price who is learning to be a witch casts a spell on their brass bedknob so that its magic can whisk them. My edition of Bed Knob and Broomstick is the 1957 version which combines both of Mary Norton s works The Magic Bed Knob or How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons AND Broomsticks and Bonfires in a single volume The first section of the book euivalent to The Magic Bed Knob reveals how Carey Charles and Paul Wilson came to know Miss Eglantine Price and the adventures they had as a result The children are sent to the country to stay with their Aunt in Bedfordshire One morning when they go out early in the morning to hunt mushrooms they find Miss Price in crumpled and torn clothes and with an injured ankle She is pretty evasive when they try to find out what happened to her but Paul the Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood youngest calmly supposes that she must have fallen from her broomstickSo Miss Price confides to the children I m guessing she s been longing to share her secret with someone that she s been studying to be a witch but she s not so very good at itet It takes an enormous amount of concentration and uninterrupted time especially if one wants to be a proper wicked witch She no sooner reveals her secret when she immediately regrets her indiscretion and in good wicked witch form starts thinking of some way of shutting the children up Carey suggests an alternative what if Miss Price gives them something magical and puts a spell on it so if the children reveal her secret then the magic will no longer workThe bargain is made and Miss Price enchants a bed knob that Paul has unscrewed from his bed If he screws it on half way and makes a wish the bed will take them anywhere they d like to go past or present The children take it on a test run back to London because Paul is missing his mother and get into all kinds of trouble with the police in the war time black out They decide that their next adventure may need a little magical insurance and invite Miss Price to join them on a visit to a South Seas Island Their goal is to investigate the coral but they wind up back in troublethis time with cannibals By the time Miss Price in troublethis time with cannibals By the time Miss Price get them out of harm s way and safely back to Paul s bedroom they have no time left to clean up the sand and salty water before their aunt discovers the mess She naturally doesn t believe their explanation of how it happened and packs them up and ships them back to their mother End of part oneThe second section euivalent to Broomsticks and Bonfires takes place two ears later Carey and Charles have systematically worked to convince Paul and themselves that Their Adventures With Miss Price Were Just adventures with Miss Price were just all in an effort to prevent Paul from blurting out something strange at an inconvenient moment Just when they ve almost done the job an advertisement from Miss Price appears in the newspaper saying that she would gladly take in children for the summer for a small fee The children manage to persuade their mother that a summer in the country with their friend Miss Price is just what they need and off they go ready for adventures They are well prepared because Paul left his aunt s house with the magic bed knob in his pocket But when they arrive at Miss Price s they find that she has given up her studies No magic Ever She has bought the bed from the children s aunt but they won t be allowed to travel on it In fact she unpacks their things for them and the bed knob disappears But then one morning the bed Miss Price and Paul are gone and Carey and Charles are put out that Miss Price and their brother went traveling without them After they reappear Carey convinces Miss Price that it isn t fair that she and Charles didn t get one chance and if Miss Price will let them travel into the past just once because after all they didn t get to try that part out et then they could all be done with magic for ever So the children travel back to the 1600s meet a real necromancer bring him back to the 20th Century and that s when a new set of problems arisePrevious to finding this book in a stack of books to be thrown out in the hallway at wo. When Miss Price falls off her broomstick it's the start of an amazing adventure for Carey Charles and Paul Their summer holiday suddenly. The Magic Bedknob Bonfires and Broomsticks

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