Owen and the Mountain
Normal Price: $12.22
Your Price: $11.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.22! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.55 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Owen and the Mountain by Malachy Doyle
Book DescriptionWhen a grandson goes to stay with his grandfather the older man is worried - what will they do together? How will they get along? But the boy knows that he wants to climb the mountain and sets about persuading his grandfather. Soon they are walking together and dealing with the difficulties of the journey and when they return home that evening they do so as better friends, both having learnt valuable lessons during the day. A loving, warm and very touching book about believing in each other and trusting in experience.
Buy Owen and the Mountain book by Malachy Doyle from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780747550938
(274mm x 254mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malachy Doyle
Little Chick and the Secret of Sleep, Paperback / softback (September 2016)
'What's the secret of sleep?' wonders a wide-awake Little Chick. With the bright moon byher side she sets sail on a journey of discovery, making many new friends along the way. Can they help her find the secret to a good night's sleep?
Albert and Sarah Jane, Paperback / softback (September 2016)
Albert the dog just can't stop himself from eating Sarah Jane's favorite fishy nibbles. But what will happen when Sarah Jane finds out there are none left for breakfast? Will fishy nibbles come between a hungry hound and his feline friend?
Spooky Soccer, Paperback (April 2016)
When Seamus and his scaredy-ba Granda go for a night-time walk, they don't expect to find a group of ghosts in an old barn. Greg the Ghoul, Phantom Pete and friends are too scared to go up into heaven, in case they are sent back down to hell, so they are just waiting around in the barn, getting bored.
Football Ghosts, Paperback (April 2016)» View all books by Malachy Doyle
Seamus loves two things - United and ghosts! So when he hears that the spooky old castle on the hill has ghosts playing football in it, he's up there in a flash! Once he and his granda get into the castle, Seamus discovers that there are two teams kicking a ball around there - the 1948 United and Rovers cup final teams.
US Kirkus Review » Atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for pedestrian prose in this metaphor-rich import. On a parent-less visit to Grandad's isolated cottage, young Owen sees the mountain towering overhead, and wants to climb it. At first, Grandad says he's too old, and Owen too young; he relents the next day and off they hie up the winding path, followed by a very old dog. Greenfield artfully captures the initial uncertainty on Grandad's face, then goes on to depict the climbers passing wonderfully gnarled trees, alert wildlife, and a widening green landscape that sometimes itself seems ready to rise on giant feet and follow. In telling the tale, Doyle (Sleepy Pendoodle, see below, etc.) tries for powerful simplicity, but mostly sounds stiff: "Owen looked all around, and he was frightened. He looked down and saw Grandad, trudging up behind him, and he was glad." After achieving their goal-anticlimactically: "At last, together, they reached the summit of the great mountain"-the two make their way wearily back, and finish the day sharing a cozy armchair before the fireplace. Greenfield's misty hills may inspire long thoughts, but Doyle is a better storyteller than this effort shows. (Picture book. 6-9) (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Owen and the Mountain book by Malachy Doyle and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Malachy Doyle
Malachy Doyle lives in Wales where he works full time as a writer. He has written many other books for children, including our own OWEN AND THE MOUNTAIN and this is his first book for young adults.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.