The Midnight Folk

The Midnight Folk

The Midnight Folk introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who is also the hero of John Masefield’s classic Christmas fantasy, The Box of Delights.

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590177853

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The Midnight Folk introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who is also the hero of John Masefield’s classic Christmas fantasy, The Box of Delights. Kay lives in a vast old country house, and is looked after by an unpleasant duo: the oily and egregious Sir Theopompous and the petulant and punitive Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. In her zeal to educate Kay on the finer points of Latin grammar, Sylvia Daisy has even taken away all of Kay’s toys. Life seems very dull, until out of an old family portrait steps Kay’s great-grandfather, a sea captain, who, if legend is to be believed, made off with a fabulous treasure. Soon Kay is engaged in a thrilling quest that begins each night as the clock strikes twelve, taking him into the enchanted and dangerous world of the Midnight Folk: pirates, highwaymen, talking animals, and a gang of witches led by none other than Sylvia Daisy (in cahoots, as in The Box of Delights, with the arch-villain Abner Brown). In the end, it is that ragtag team of old toys that rallies to support Kay and save the day. A book to set beside C.S. Lewis’s Narnia tales and Joan Aiken’s Wolves of Willoughby Chase—not to mention the Harry Potter series—The Midnight Folk is a wonderful and enthralling contribution to the great English tradition of children’s literature, beloved by adults and children alike.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

In a Graveyard at Midnight

In a Graveyard at Midnight

The rich folklore of southern Appalachia contains some of the most authentic magick still available.

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 1567186645

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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The rich folklore of southern Appalachia contains some of the most authentic magick still available. The Appalachian folk used omens, portents, curses, cures, and protections to achieve non-material goals. Learn to practice this natural magick before it is lost forever! Perfect for those intrigued by Anglo-Celtic magick, folk healers and folklorists, and for anyone with an interest in American folk beliefs.
Categories: Social Science

Ontario Library Review

Ontario Library Review

Then , in 1927 , The Midnight Folk arrived telling the magical adventures of Kay
Harker , an orphan ( were his parents Sard and the lovely Margarita ? )
greatgrandson of Aston Tirrold Harker born 1782 died 1850 , who had also been
mixed up ...

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"Book selection guide" included in each number.
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OLR Index

OLR Index

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Masterplots II

Masterplots II

THE MIDNIGHT FOLK Author : John Masefield ( 1878 - 1967 ) Type of plot :
Fantasy Time of plot : The beginning of the twentieth century , with flashbacks to
1811 Locale : The west of England , and the Caribbean Principal themes : The ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019853822

Category: Children's literature

Page: 1695

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Categories: Children's literature

Neglected Powers Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature

Neglected Powers  Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature

The Midnight Folk ( 1927 ) and The Box of Delights ( 1935 ) handle lightly and
often with a delightful humour substances elsewhere within Masefield ' s serious
concern : woodlore and animals , hunting , piratical adventures . Many of the
more ...

Author: George Wilson Knight

Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble

ISBN: UOM:39015063851326

Category: English literature

Page: 515

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Categories: English literature

Radio Times

Radio Times

The Midnight Folk I THINK that of all the hundreds of radio plays I've written over
the years , the ones I enjoyed working on most were the five that make up the
serial adaptation of John Masefield's enchanting story , The MidHONE night Folk
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The Box of Delights

The Box of Delights

At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding dream, "The Box of Delights" is a great English childrens book and an ideal Christmas treat. Illustrations.

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590172515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 296

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Kay Harker finds himself involved in a fantastic adventure when he becomes guardian of the mysterious Box of Delights. At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding dream, "The Box of Delights" is a great English childrens book and an ideal Christmas treat. Illustrations.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Three Owls a Book About Children s Books

The Three Owls  a Book About Children s Books

In “ The Midnight Folk ” the apple cart was overturned at the outset by a “ day full
of contrariety . " “ Something in the day and in Sir Theopompus combined to Kay '
s ruin . ” Thus an interesting dream story is allowed to develop as the result of a ...

Author: Anne Carroll Moore

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ISBN: UCAL:B4162804

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The Three Owls

The Three Owls

In “ The Midnight Folk " the apple cart was overturned at the outset by a “ day full
of contrariety . " " Something in the day and in Sir Theopompus combined to Kay '
s ruin . ” Thus an interesting dream story is allowed to develop as the result of a ...

Author: Anne Carroll Moore

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ISBN: UOM:39015009100986

Category: Children's literature

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Letters to Reyna

Letters to Reyna

Two days later I received from him a copy of The Midnight Folk - a handsome
copy in a special illustrated edition , signed by himself — and a letter wishing me
all success with the theatre and asking whether he might be allowed to come and
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Author: John Masefield

Publisher: London : Buchan & Enright

ISBN: UOM:39015001765323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 509

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Written for Children

Written for Children

Almost at the opposite pole from the gentle domestic fantasy of the Pooh books is
John Masefield ' s The Midnight Folk ( 1927 ) , which is a great seething cauldron
of magic and adventure . Masefield ( 1878 – 1967 ) ran away to sea as a boy ...

Author: John Rowe Townsend

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0397322984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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Animal Land

Animal Land

In both The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights the commerce between
human and animal is as natural and serious as if the adventure stories were
being told without any extra dimensions in which brazen heads recall the past ,
portraits ...

Author: Margaret Joan Blount

Publisher:

ISBN: 0380007428

Category: Animals in literature

Page: 336

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Rare Book Review

Rare Book Review

... 50 will usually secure a copy from a dealer . The ' Kay Harker ' books (
comprising The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights ) were considered by LAG
Strong to be ' among the most sure - footed and robust books for children ever
written ' .

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British Children s Writers 1914 1960

British Children s Writers  1914 1960

What makes The Midnight Folk an exceptional children ' s book is the deft telling
of the tale , the taste and discipline with which Masefield keeps delicately to his
own rules , producing an unusually convincing blend of fantasy and realism .

Author: Clark Layman Bruccoli

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Research

ISBN: UOM:49015003017291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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Essays on authors and poets in this volume represent some of the best-known writers of children's literature in the twentieth century. This period is marked by certain characteristics, such as stories of groups of children bonded together, the emergence of strong female protagonists, the "career books", and a consciously subdued presence of pain and suffering. Many of these works are valued for the window they provided upon a culture now gone.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Endless Quiet Valley

An Endless Quiet Valley

In The Midnight Folk ( 1927 ) and The Box of Delights , or When the Wolves Were
Running ( 1935 ) Masefield was to create what have proved - to date - his most
durable and widely appreciated works , and not only among their intended young
 ...

Author: Paul Binding

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023213676

Category: English poetry

Page: 210

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Categories: English poetry

Books for Boys and Girls

Books for Boys and Girls

Author: Toronto Public Libraries. Boys and Girls Services

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034559032

Category: Children

Page: 367

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Categories: Children

The List of Books

The List of Books

( 12 + ) Original title : The Children Masefield , John The Midnight Folk ( 1927 )
Led by Nibbins the cat through secret passages in the old house , Kay escapes
from dreary governesses and guardians to the magic world of the Midnight Folk ...

Author: Frederic Raphael

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011705519

Category: Best books

Page: 159

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ISBN 0517540177 LCCN 8021151.
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Lady of the Night

Lady of the Night

99 VICENT M FOTO IN A GRAVEYARD AT MIDNIGHT Folk Magic and Wisdom
from the Heart of Appalachia Graveyard by Edain McCoy The rich folklore of
southern Appalachia contains some of at Midnight the most authentic and
untainted ...

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 1567186602

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

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Guide to the pagan lore & rituals associated with the moon.
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Literally Entitled

Literally Entitled

766 The Midnight Folk ( John Masefield , 1927 ) The British writer ' s fantasy
novel for children centers on an orphan who at night meets animals and toys from
his younger life . These are the “ midnight folk ” with whom he has adventures
while ...

Author: Adrian Room

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018452974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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The titles are primarily from fiction (including, along with novels, particularly important poetry, plays, and short stories), though a few are from literary works of nonfiction. Each entry gives title, author, year of publication, and a detailed explanation of the story behind the title.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines