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by Franny Billingsley

The Folk Keeper download ebook
ISBN:
0786224614
ISBN13:
978-0786224616
Author:
Franny Billingsley
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr (May 1, 2000)
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Pages:
224 pages
ePUB:
1375 kb
Fb2:
1763 kb
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Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Rating:
4.5

She is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps.

She is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps. Fifteen-year-old Corinna Stonewall-the only Folk Keeper in the city of Rhysbridge - sits hour after hour with the Folk in the dark, chilly cellar, "drawing off their anger as a lightning rod draws off lightning. The Folk are the fierce, wet-mouthed, cave-dwelling gremlins who sour milk, rot cabbage, and make farm animals sick.

Franny Billingsley (born July 3, 1954) is the author of three award-winning children's fantasy novels, Well Wished, The Folk Keeper, and Chime, and the picture book Big Bad Bunny. Billingsley graduated from Tufts University in 1976, and from Boston University Law School in 1979. After moving back to Chicago, she wrote for many years while working at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park. She is now a full-time author. She has two children.

Title: The Folk Keeper. Author: Franny Billingsley. Why did I read this book: I read and LOVED Chime, the new book by this author. Her job is to keep the (ravenous, malicious, terrifying) Folk away.

Franny Billingsley's books owe their images and rhythms to the songs her father sang - two songs every night . The Folk Keeper is her second book.

Franny Billingsley's books owe their images and rhythms to the songs her father sang - two songs every night, unless she chose a Scottish ballad with more than thirty verses. Then he'd sing only one song because he was faithful to every word and had four other kids, waiting. Now Franny sings to her own two kids, and she reminds herself of the great gift her father gave her whenever she's tempted to skip a verse. The Folk Keeper is her second book

Franny Billingsley, the author, did an excellent job of creating setting and characters which kept me turning pages. Billingsley's writing style is elegant, almost poetic.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Franny Billingsley, the author, did an excellent job of creating setting and characters which kept me turning pages. She also takes great liberty with the diary entries, switching between first person narration by Corinna and third person omniscient narration.

Franny Billingsley The Folk Keeper Also to Julie Billingsley, Pat Billingsley, Ruth Billingsley, Toni Buzzeo, Julia Halpern, Suzanne Lewis.

Franny Billingsley The Folk Keeper. To the members of my wonderful writing group, who read an excruciating number of drafts: Esther Hershenhorn, Phyllis Mandler, Harriette Gillem Robinet, Myra Sanderman, and Linda Schwab. Also to Julie Billingsley, Pat Billingsley, Ruth Billingsley, Toni Buzzeo, Julia Halpern, Suzanne Lewis, Dian Curtis Regan, and Natalie.

Author: Franny Billingsley. Publisher: Atheneum, 1999

Author: Franny Billingsley. Publisher: Atheneum, 1999. She is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps. Fifteen-year-old Corinna Stonewall–the only Folk Keeper in the city of Rhysbridge - sits hour after hour with the Folk in the dark, chilly cellar, drawing off their anger as a lightning rod draws off lightning.

The Folk Keeper book. but now I am glad that I did. Good for goodreads! I am in two minds about this book. The premise and story are superb, and the characters are drawn with a few deft brush-strokes. But this book is too thin, almost an outline for a novel than a novel itself. The I usually don't read YA: just picked up this book at a garage sale without knowing what it was, read two pages and abandoned it.

The petrels skimmed the water in black clouds, harbingers of those to come. It hit us tonight at supper. A wave of water rattled the glass as lightning staggered from the skies. the storm, speaking with a voice of its own. I could love this fearsome weather if the Folk did not also grow fierce. It’s started again, said Lady Alicia. My tender nerves! cried Finian, clasping his hands to his breast. Already I can’t stand i. .Don’t be silly, said Sir Edward

Orphaned Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by the sea.
Reviews:
  • Lestony
I just happened to run across The Folk Keeper, while browsing Goodreads, and something told me I would like it. Thank goodness I listened to my intuition! This was a wonderfully strange book, creepy yet beautiful. I loved the author's narrative voice and the intriguing world she created. The characterizations worked well, and the descriptive passages were unique and evocative. I am absolutely going to try this author's other books. She's a gifted storyteller with a marvelous imagination.
  • Delagamand
I used to adore this book as a kid. It's a lovely Selkie story and it holds up quite nicely. I'd say appropriate for all ages, though reading level is probably 10+ for the average kid.
  • Trex
This is a fantasy story, told in the form of a diary kept by a girl named Corinna. She is a Folk Keeper, someone who distracts the Folk, small nasty creatures who live underground, from causing mischief with the animals and agriculture of the humans above ground. According to the Mythopoeic Society "The setting of The Folk Keeper is left deliberately vague, but is reminiscent of the isles of Scotland or Ireland, pre-industrial setting of coaches and ferries, village fairs and manors."

Corinna's proud spirit and determination to get her own way, even if achieved at the pain of others, make her a fascinating character. Franny Billingsley, the author, did an excellent job of creating setting and characters which kept me turning pages.

Billingsley's writing style is elegant, almost poetic. She also takes great liberty with the diary entries, switching between first person narration by Corinna and third person omniscient narration. Because of these two factors, younger or less experienced readers might find the style of writing difficult. Nonetheless, I would recommend this book for any reader, regardless of age or experience, simply because it is one of the best fantasy books ever written.

The Folk Keeper (Jean Karl Books)
  • Thundershaper
Poetic. Franny Billingsley has an extraordinary gift for description. The storyline is good, but the sweep and cadence of her prose is wonderful. Excellent quick read.
  • Vut
Beautiful fantasy novella. Excellent twists and symmetries with shades of Neil Gammon. Young (and old) fantasy fans will love this.
  • Phenade
My wife loves this genre, and she was well pleased. I read it, and found the writing style to be unclear at times. I believe it was done on purpose to create mystery, but it doesn't need that. The book would hold up much better without.
  • Shakar
The language is very poetic and the character grows with her experience and learns to look at herself. It's intended for young adults, but entertaining enough for adults.
This ebook is missing pages!!! The entirety chapter 6 is missing!!! This is very disappointing, and would not have been noticed if I hadn't also been using the audible version of the story, which is excellent.