Lucy and the Green Man by Linda Newbery

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Lucy knew Lob was there, from the way she felt inside. There was a sparking of mischief in her head, a tingle of energy in her arms and legs. She wanted to run, jump, climb, be everywhere at once. You have to be a special person to see Lob, that’s what Lucy’s Grandpa Will says. Lucy’s parents don’t believe in him. But Lucy does. And then she finally catches sight of the Green Man in Grandpa’s garden. And then she knows. Lob is here, and he is real—now and forever and ever!

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About Linda Newbery

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Linda Newbery, winner of the prestigious Costa Award for Children's Literature, effortlessly mixes the old with the new, the past with the present, tragedy with triumph in this hauntingly beautiful novel.Linda Newbery is the acclaimed author of "At the Firefly Gate," S"isterland," "The Shell House," and S"et in Stone," winner of the Costa Award for children's literature. She lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published November 9, 2010 by David Fickling Books. 224 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Lucy’s dear grandfather dies and his garden is paved over for new homes, both Lucy and Lob are at a loss.

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Newbery (Flightsend) laces her novel with lilting, nature-themed verse representing Lob's voice ("May time now, the best of May, the coolest, mistiest, grassiest time of summer"), which is given additional weight by the large font in which it appears.

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Lucy's grandmother and parents don't believe that the Green Man exists, but Lucy is excited to be outside working in the garden knowing that it’s teeming with secrets.

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