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When Marnie Was There #2020

When Marnie Was There Anna hasn t a friend in the world until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes But Marnie isn t all she seems Sent away from her foster home one long hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea

  • Title: When Marnie Was There
  • Author: Joan G. Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780006704140
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Marnie Was There By Joan G. Robinson, Anna hasn t a friend in the world until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes But Marnie isn t all she seems Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes.She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn t judge Anna for being ordinary and not even tAnna hasn t a friend in the world until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes But Marnie isn t all she seems Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes.She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn t judge Anna for being ordinary and not even trying But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes

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    1. Final rating 4.5 starsIf you didn t know by now, I m a die hard Studio Ghibli fan It was a huge part of my childhood and thus far, has made all of my favourite movies So last year when I heard that they were taking a hiatus, I was heartbroken Fortunately, they made their most probably last film before the announcement After looking into it, I found out that the film is based on this book The English version of the film will be released in less than a month, and what better time to start the book [...]

    2. Anna is unhappy Finding life hard at school and feeling unloved by her foster parents, Anna goes to stay with Mr and Mrs Pegg who live in a Norfolk village by the sea Anna enjoys her freedom roaming the sand dunes and salt marsh and thinks she longs for solitude until she makes friends with another lonely young girl who lives in a house Anna feels inexplicably drawn to.The book has beautiful illustrations by Peggy Fortnum, unfortunately our copy was a recent reprint which has given the book a ne [...]

    3. If she really got to know them, and they her, all that would be spoiled They would be like all the others then only half friendly They, from inside, looking curiously at her, outside expecting her to like what they liked, have what they had, do what they did And when they found she didn t, hadn t, couldn t or what ever it was that that always cut her off from the rest they would lose interest.I don t know if nostalgia for what never was is all there is It feels like that is true, like too much, [...]

    4. Apparently this is going to be a Studio Ghibli movie, and when the bookseller lady in Tokyo told me I was of course like Must own this nowwwwww so I bought it and read it and loved it It s a very quiet, bittersweet book, taking place in England in the early 60 s It has sort of that C.S Lewis y feel to it, very British.It s about a lonely, unhappy orphan who makes friends with another girl who may or may not be real The mystery of who Marnie really is and whether she even exists is what propels t [...]

    5. There will be a new Studio Ghibli film based on this book in 2014 Directed by the man who made the Arietty film, so I ll be expecting gorgeous backdrops and music facebook FansOfStudio

    6. The book is so enchanting My heart was filled with so much emotion and my imagination was so free, creating those wonderful scenery that felt so dreamy and magical I felt like Anna, I can relate with her a lot and how lonely she was sometimes I love Marnie and how she s created to be like a dream and a reality all together I love how the book transported me to my own childhood and all those fantasies I once have as well The pacing of the story is so so good, the storytelling is superb It is a mo [...]

    7. This book is going to haunt me Not because the animated film based on it is Studio Ghibli s swan song Not because of the plot itself which is the tiniest bit predictable in spots No, it s because these sentences from the first few pages hit me like a punch in the gut She knew perfectly well that things like parties and best friends and going to tea with people were fine for everyone else, because everyone else was inside inside some sort of invisible magic circle But Anna herself was outside And [...]

    8. What an enchanting book I ve been wanting to read When Marnie Was There for over a year now, but I had a ridiculous amount of trouble getting my hands on the book Until the last year or so, it hadn t had many printings, so there aren t all too many copies out there When Studio Ghibli announced their adaptation, prices for the book rose astronomically When I was looking to buy the book a year ago, I couldn t find any copy for less than a few hundred dollars seriously No library even close to me h [...]

    9. Quite by chance, I read about this book somewhere in connection with the Japanese film to be made from it The book itself, a British children s novel, was published in 1967 It is a quiet, mysterious little book about a lonely little girl, living for the summer with an older couple, foster parents, at the British seaside She is something of a misfit and is given a lot of freedom to roam the shore alone She is fascinated with an old house, which appears to be uninhabited, near the water s edge One [...]

    10. This was my absolute favourite book as a child A really beautiful story about a lonely girl who learns to make friends with the help of another girl, who comes through time to help her I won t tell you who the girl is Beautifully written Absolutely superb.

    11. This strange yet wonderful little book was filled with mysteries all the way through Is Marnie an imaginary friend A ghost A human girl This question is what leads the main character searching for her long lost friend and what makes this book certainly worth reading.

    12. The Ghibli movie is coming out in Japan soon, so I gave this book a read through Maybe now I can try seeing it in the theater even though I probably won t get most of the dialogAs far as setting, description, and memorable characters go, I found this book an immersing read The town is based on a real place, and it really feels solid The author paints a vivid description of Anna s inner mind, so you can always relate to what she s going through One thing I have to ask is why is Anna so slow at on [...]

    13. Last year, I marathoned all Studio Ghibli movies and When Marnie Was There is also one of their works Back then, I didn t know it s based on a book but I picked it up as soon as I found out because let s face it, all of us love comparing the book to the movie there wasn t much difference anyway Anna, a very quiet girl moves to a village and there, befriends Marlie That s it That s the whole story.Now, I m not being mean or anything The story is good It s about the importance of family, love, and [...]

    14. 3.5This was a really touching story While the prose was beautiful, it was a little jarring to read in such a fancy style compared to most of the other books I ve read before Yet, it was still lovely and I found myself putting this book aside so that I could savor it when I finally did return to read another few chapters I definitely recommend this if you want to read something relaxing with gorgeous writing and British slang.I think I will compare this to the movie when I see it so that I can go [...]

    15. A winsome timeslip that I read as a child and like just as much as an adult My review is available at perfectretort 201

    16. Anna struggles to make friends and frequently gets into trouble at her boarding school, which troubles her foster mother, Mrs Preston In order to help Anna, Mrs Preston, whom Anna calls Auntie, sends her for an extended summer holiday to stay with Mr and Mrs Pegg in Norfolk While exploring the marshes surrounding the Peggs house, Anna discovers The Marsh House, and eventually meets Marnie, a young girl always dressed in fine clothing who lives in the house and comes to meet Anna in secret at nig [...]

    17. I really miss being able to pass little gems like this one onto my mum She would have adored Anna and Marnie Anna is a young orphan girl who by her own judgement is both friendless and unloved Her foster parents send her to live with an elderly couple in Norfolk in a cottage by the sea She roams the beach and the marshes all day long, becoming fascinated by a large property called Marsh House and the ethereal little girl spied having her hair brushed in an upstairs window The prose evokes the wi [...]

    18. I liked the movie better The novel was not as dramatic However the element of mystery and supernatural goose flesh was there It all makes sense in the end But the transition to the end was not as brilliant as in the movie It sort of plodded along a little in the middle and obviously the movie was condensed and that worked well for the movie Still the ending is so good that it makes 4 stars Plus Im liked the authors daughter writing a final chapter telling how she watched her mother visiting tha [...]

    19. First published in 1967 this children s classic is one I d never heard of, and am surprised of It was a great story The type of thing I would have loved when I was 10, like The Secret Garden or something wistful like that The loneliness of childhood is something that will always be a favorite subject of children s stories This was made into Studio Ghibli movie in 2014 and it felt like reading a Miyazaki movie, if you know what I meanAnother thing about this book is that a kind student lent it to [...]

    20. Well Studio Ghibli, you have made the right choise and that s the reason I picked this book in the first place I can t imagine any other studio to give this story the justice it deserves, and I m happy it gets a bigger audience due the film In Finland you don t seem to find the book anywhere and libraries have put it to the storages to gather dust or have tossed it away from the collections for eternity and it s a huge shame Maybe this book doesn t have much readers here and it was published bac [...]

    21. Fantastic book that really gives a sense of the setting Audio version excellent as well The movie is only three stars I wish there were a live action that was true to the book and set in Norfolk.

    22. I would have liked this better had I read it at 12 It s pretty predictable and slight from my 50 something perspective I m not unhappy I read it, but it s already slipping away from me.

    23. 3,5 Viihdyin kyll kirjan parissa ja nautin lukemisesta, mutta tarina ei ihan ollut sellainen kuin olisin toivonut Olisin halunnut Marnien ja Annan yst vyydelle paremman selityksen Lis ksi Marnie oli todella rsytt v hahmo Milj kuvauksesta kuitenkin nautin, ja Anna oli ihana.

    24. Thank you Sundos for recommendation I loved the book, I would not ever imagine such a beautiful ending, it was brilliant and I felt like a lil kid again Wonderful

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