By John Masefield
The middle of the night folks introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who's additionally the hero of John Masefield's vintage Christmas fable, The field of Delights. Kay lives in an unlimited outdated kingdom condo, and is taken care of by way of a nasty duo: the oily and egregious Sir Theopompous and the petulant and punitive Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. In her zeal to coach Kay at the finer issues of Latin grammar, Sylvia Daisy has even taken away all of Kay's toys. lifestyles turns out very uninteresting, till out of an previous family members portrait steps Kay's great-grandfather, a sea captain, who, if legend is to be believed, made off with a wonderful treasure.
Soon Kay is engaged in an exhilarating quest that starts off each one evening because the clock moves twelve, taking him into the enchanted and hazardous international of the dead night people: pirates, highwaymen, conversing animals, and a gang of witches led by means of none except Sylvia Daisy (in cahoots, as within the field of Delights, with the arch-villain Abner Brown). in spite of everything, it's that ragtag staff of previous toys that rallies to help Kay and retailer the day.
A publication to set beside C.S. Lewis's Narnia stories and Joan Aiken's Wolves of Willoughby Chase--not to say the Harry Potter series--The middle of the night folks is a superb and enchanting contribution to the nice English culture of children's literature, loved by way of adults and kids alike.
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