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Afternoon of the elves de Janet Taylor Lisle
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Afternoon of the elves (1989 original; edició 1989)

de Janet Taylor Lisle

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As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
Membre:mimperl
Títol:Afternoon of the elves
Autors:Janet Taylor Lisle
Informació:New York : Puffin Books, 2003, c1989.
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A more serious tale of a friendship between an "in" girl and a social outcast, drawn together by their fascination for the unseen world in one's backyard. Sobering but worthy read of less than idyllic childhoods. ( )
  fuzzi | Feb 13, 2021 |
Hillary is intrigued when the girl who lives in the house behind her shows her tiny little cottages built of leaves and twigs. Sara-Kate tells her in whispers they were built by elves, and soon has Hillary wrapped into the imaginary world of the elf village. The other kids at school scorn the idea, and talk unkindly about Sara-Kate- her worn clothes, thin appearance and wild temper. Hillary listens uneasily to their warnings to stay away from Sara-Kate, but she wants to go back and see the elf village again, so slowly the two become friends. She's never invited inside Sara-Kate's house though, and never sees any lights on either, not even after dark. When Sara-Kate stops coming to school, Hillary worries something has happened and screws up her courage to knock on the door of the silent house. She's shocked to find that some of her friend's stories had a scrap of truth- Sara-Kate is in a rather desperate situation, but Hillary doesn't want to betray her friend by seeking help. She tries to offer some assistance herself, even though this means doing things she knows is wrong- stealing and lying to her parents. Soon an adult steps into the situation though, and then everything changes very quickly.

This story was compelling and in the end, rather sad. It's another that I read in one sitting, quite unable to put it down. While the exact nature of illness in Sara-Kate's household was never revealed, the hints are clear enough. More interesting is how completely Sara-Kate invented the details of the elf world for Hillary, drawing her back day after day with the curiosity and hope the magic would actually be real- all the while hiding her real difficulties. She left a mark on Hillary, too- who always looked more closely at things afterwards, who noticed tiny details others might skip over. Though it was just secondary material, I also liked the bits about her father's garden, the work he did there and how he missed it during the cold winter months. It was nice that Hillary found a way in the end, to conserve the elf village the two girls had worked so painstakingly on. And that she recognized the greatest lesson she learned from their strange friendship- that other people's reality might not be the same as yours, that you have to work hard and put aside your assumptions to truly see things from another's point of view.

from the Dogear Diary ( )
  jeane | Jan 24, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Eight year old, Hillary, befriends Sarah-Kate, who is a coupe of years older than her, although they are the same height. Nobody seems to like Sarah-Kate. She is slovenly, wears boy's work boots, and doesn't seem to care what anybody thinks of her. But Hillary, who lives next door, is enchanted when Sarah-Kate invites her over to see an elf village that has been built in her yard. Hillary slowly comes to idolize the older girl, in spite of her weirdness, instantaneous mood swings, and the fact she has never been invited inside Sarah-Kate's house, or seen the girl's mother, who she lives with. Hillary begins to believe 100% in the magic of the elf world Sarah-Kate seems to know so much about.
About halfway through the book, there is a shift, as Hillary begins to slowly learn more things about Sarah-Kate and her mysterious unseen mother. But the 8-year-old girl is almost under a spell, and can't see what is right in front of her eyes... That Sarah-Kate is a skillful manipulator and is just taking advantage of Hillary.
When Hillary's mother finally discovers what is really inside Sarah-Kate's house, that is when the truth all begins to come out. ( )
  fingerpost | May 8, 2020 |
Nine-year-old Hillary lives with her parents in their nice home and their lovely garden, which her father keeps immaculate. She goes to school and hangs out with her popular friends and lives in a nice little bubble. The neighbor girl, Sara Kate, lives in a run-down house with her mysterious and rarely-seen mother (her father isn't around), wears raggedy clothing and strange old boots to school, and has no friends because all the girls think she's strange. When Sara Kate invites Hillary over to her yard, which is full of trash and briars and weeds, to see the village that the elves created, Hillary accepts, much to her friends' scorn and disapproval. She gradually becomes friends with the cautious and caustic Sara Kate and spends most of her time with her in the elf village (which she believes in her heart is real), but is never invited inside the house. After Sara Kate stops coming to school and is never in the yard anymore, Hillary braves walking into the dilapidated house to look for her, and in that moment her bubbled life begins to change. Well written, lovingly crafted, and absolutely heartbreaking. An important read for middle grade kiddos. ( )
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