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The Return of the Twelves
The Return of the Twelves | Pauline Clarke
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In his new home, a young boy finds twelve old wooden soldiers with definite personalities and a fascinating history that once belonged to the famous Bront children.
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LeahBergen
The Return of the Twelves | Pauline Clarke
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Eight-year-old Max moves with his family to an old farmhouse in Yorkshire. While exploring the attic he discovers a set of toy soldiers ... toy soldiers that used to belong to the four Bronte children and have now come to life.

(Winner of the 1962 Carnegie Medal and published in the US under the tagged title.)

#ToySoldiers
#HeatOfJuly

JoRead Sounds intriguing 🤔 5y
saresmoore What a neat premise! 5y
Cinfhen Like your photo 🤩 5y
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BarbaraBB Cool picture. And how do you get all those books I‘ve never heard of?! 5y
HKGirl I read this growing up! Your cover is so much nicer that the one I read though. 😅 5y
acg I read The Glass Town Game earlier this year and after reading this summary I'm wondering if Catheynne Valente read this 🤔 5y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous cover! 😍 5y
batsy Oooh! I need this in my life! (love the photo :) 5y
LeahBergen @JoRead @saresmoore I couldn‘t resist it. 😄 5y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 5y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Ha! It‘s a sickness. 😂 5y
LeahBergen @HKGirl Cool! Did you read it under this name or the US one? 5y
LeahBergen @seekingthespheres I have that one waiting on my shelf, too. I‘ll have to compare them! 5y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads It‘s all YOUR fault. 😆 5y
LeahBergen @batsy I think you do, too! 😄 5y
HKGirl @LeahBergen This name, since where I grew up had mostly British books. 😊 5y
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rubyslippersreads
The Return of the Twelves | Pauline Clarke
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This story involves a little boy who finds Branwell Bronte's #12 toy soldiers. Being soldiers, they probably wouldn't say #dontwannafight and might want #revenge. And they are over #💯 years old. #emojinov
#noteworthynovember #novemberbythenumbers #tuneintonovember #multitasking

(My copy is still in storage, but I like this alternate edition. 😊)

kspenmoll Very clever! 👏🏻😍 5y
Robothugs I agree with @kspenmoll ! 5y
RealBooks4ever You're really good at mashing prompts together! 💜 5y
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LeahBergen This is one I‘ve meant to buy for years! 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I thought of you when I posted it. 😊 5y
LeahBergen And ... ummm... I may have ordered this one, too. 😆 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen So glad to be a bad influence! 😈 5y
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