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I grew up reading many of Alison Uttley's books for children--with Little Grey Squirrel and Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog being particular favorites. This book, The Country Child was first published in 1931. It is a fictionalized story of the author's own childhood growing up on an old family farm in rural England. The story is magical in the way it captures nature, the passage of time/history and family life from another era.
Without a doubt my love of gardening and being out in nature--no matter the weather--was instilled in me as a child because of Uttley's infectious, enthralling and evocative writing. I whole heartedly agree with another reviewer--this is a book that needs to be savored and enjoyed with the seasons. Not to be missed for the gardener and nature lover. Beautifully written. Excellent narration. A total joy. I loved it.
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Would you try another book written by Alison Uttley or narrated by Jilly Bond?
yes to Alison Uttley book big No to Jilly Bond
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Country Child?
When she was picking Cowslips
What three words best describe Jilly Bond’s performance?
Was The Country Child worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
if Jilly Bond had read it in a normal voice with out the silly voices it would have been 100 per cent better . i nearly deleted it of my ipod but stuck it out. because of the story