Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Friday 23rd February 2018 - 15:14:08

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > The Crowfield Curse review

« Conspiracy 365 : 3 : March reviewConspiracy 365 : 3 : MarchDante's Inferno - An Animated Epic reviewDante's Inferno - An Animated Epic »

Advertising...


Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 2507 - The Crowfield Curse
Written by: Pat Walsh

The Crowfield Curse
Price:
$19.99
Samples Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
January 2010
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

The Crowfield Curse product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsIt's 1347 and fifteen-year-old Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. Sent into the forest to gather wood, he rescues instead, a creature from a trap - a hob, who shares with Will a terrible secret. Somewhere in the forest behind the abbey where he lives, is a grave. And buried deep in the snow is an angel. But how can an angel die? What has it to do with the monks of the Abbey? When two hooded strangers arrive at Crowfield asking questions about the angel's grave. Will is drawn into a world of dangerous Old Magic.

"The Crowfield Curse" was short-listed for the Times Children's Fiction Competition in 2008. This is a stunning debut novel and the first of a two part series.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
abbey   angel   crowfield   curse   fae   faerie   fairy king   fantasy   grave   hob   leprosy   medieval   monks   music   nzmade   old magic   otherworld   scholastic
Other listings you may be interested in:
ANZAC HeroesANZAC Heroes
Rating: 10.0
Halting StateHalting State
Rating: 9.8
Piranhas Don't Eat BananasPiranhas Don't Eat Bananas
Rating: 10.0
HauntersHaunters
Rating: 8.0
Immortal in DeathImmortal in Death
Rating: 9.1
DK : Digital PhotographyDK : Digital Photography
Rating: 9.3
Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's CafePiggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Cafe
Rating: 8.0
The History Keepers 1 - The Storm BeginsThe History Keepers 1 - The Storm Begins
Rating: 8.3
Breaking the Habit - Life in a New Zealand convent 1955-67Breaking the Habit - Life in a New Zealand convent 1955-67
Rating: 9.3
FeverFever
Rating: 9.0
By Its coverBy Its cover
Rating: 3.8
Why Am I So Tired? How to put fuel back in your tank.Why Am I So Tired? How to put fuel back in your tank.
Rating: 8.5
The Karazan Quartet : 1 : The Serpents of ArakeshThe Karazan Quartet : 1 : The Serpents of Arakesh
Rating: 9.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of anistasya

Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 12th of March, 2010

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

Will is fifteen; an orphan in the Crowfield Abbey who works hard for his keep. When he discovers an injured hob in the woods and brings him home, everything begins to change rather rapidly. The Crowfield Curse is a well-written, faced paced story for young adults which very much resembles the front cover in mood. I found myself almost shivering with the cold, colourless imagery of the Abbey and surrounding woods.

This book is a very well-executed blend of realistic 'middle ages' environment and traditional 'otherworld' characters. I am very much looking forward to reading the second installment and seeing Will finally leave the Abbey and pursue a less frigid path.

I would recommend this story for older children, perhaps 12 - 15 because it is quite a dark story with some gore and animal death (fairly graphic). Definitely worthy of its shortlist in the Times Children's Fiction Competition, The Crowfield Curse was an interesting and memorable story which left me wanting more.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 811: DK : Digital Photography -  Brand / Author: Alan Buckingham

Product image for DK : Digital PhotographyLearn the tips and tricks in this book, and you'll be bale to create exiting images...

Digital Photography has a CD with DK ClipArt images and a free 30-day trial of Adobe Elements software, so the kids can start on the arty stills before they turn into teenagers and make spooky movies like Peter Jackson.

Kids will be inspired to do loads of cool stuff - creating ghostly images, turning people into monsters, making panoramas and other manipilated images - enough to turn a grown up green (with envy.)

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
Rita Rudner

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream