Monday, 23 December 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 51

Jerrey kied shiaghtin jeih as daeed ny Shallee Lhaih. Faggys jeant! Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

The Little Grey Men ("BB")

Skeeal meein as taitnyssagh bentyn rish kuse dy Vooinjer Veggey (ny fir s'jerree ayns Sostyn) ta goll er turrys rish yn awin dys shirrey braar t'er ny choayl. Rere aght "BB", ta'n skeeal lane dy chooishyn as reayrtyssyn najooragh, as ta'n ghraih echey er y teihll najooragh ry-akin dy baghtal. Ga dy nee skeeal paitçhyn t'ayn dy jarroo, ghow mee soylley jeh. Ta blass feie nagh vel ry-akin ayns skeealyn paitçhyn jeianagh dy mennick: ta'n jee Pan ayn, ta'n Vooinjer Veggey marroo fer, as t'ee çheet ny keayrtyn er y doilleeid t'ayn tra ta cretooryn feie caarjyn ga dy vel ad gee y cheilley.

As lesh lhaih y lioar shen, ta'n carnane lioaragh giarrit sheese dys 50! T'eh cooilleenit aym! Barriaght!

The end of week fifty-one of the Reading Project. So close! Here's what I've read this week:

The Little Grey Men ("BB")

A gentle and enjoyable story about the last few gnomes in England, who go on a journey upstream to find their missing brother. As usual with "BB", there's a heavy dose of natural sights and sounds throughout the book, depicting a world he cared about. There are also some harsh realities that you don't tend to see in more recent children's books, and a taste of wild fierceness that John Masefield or Saki might have approved - Pan makes his appearance, the contradition of wild creatures being friends and yet predators is touched on, and the protagonists actually kill someone.

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