Item description for Apricots at Midnight by Adele Geras...
A delightful tapestry of a magical, lost-world society comes together in this poetic and humorous story for children. The amazing tales behind the squares of this wonderful and time-worn quilt are unraveled: a red velvet patch recalls an exquisite dress ball and a magical midnight feast with a highwayman, while a square of green brocade carries memories of Captain Tramlemousse, a pirate. Children will immerse themselves in the beautiful language and fantastical characters of this beautifully written book.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Barn Owl Books
ISBN 1903015294 ISBN13 9781903015292
Availability 0 units.
More About Adele Geras
AD+LE GERAS is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England.
Reviews - What do customers think about Apricots at Midnight?
Fantastic Jun 9, 2006
I read this book when i was about 8 years old i got it from my school library, i absolutly adored it and could not put it down, i tlaked about it so much my mum still remembers it and i am definatly going to buy a copy! From what i can remember is a grandmothre telling the little girl a bed time story from her quilt she had made her! Any little girl will love it!
My favorite book when I was 10 or 11. Apr 30, 1999
Unfortunately, I don't remember Apricots at Midnight very well because it's been 3 or 4 years since I read it. The plot (as I remember it) was about a grandmother who tells her daughter a story each night, each one from a different patch on the patchwork quilt on the girl's bed. All the stories were wonderful. I remember one ghost story about a girl who died wearing a beautiful lace dress (it really scared me), and another one that had to do with stuffed animals-- the patch was cut from the side of a zebra. If it's the same as I remember it, it's recommended very very highly.