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Hobberdy Dick

by Katharine Mary Briggs

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Greenwillow Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fairies -- Fiction.

  • About the Edition

    A hobgoblin is charged with the protection of an unloving Puritan family who come to live at an English manor in 1652.

    Edition Notes

    StatementK. M. Briggs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.B76455 Ho6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination239 p. :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4897386M
    ISBN 100688800793, 0688840795
    LC Control Number76039896

    Hobberdy Dick (Puffin Books). Author:Briggs, Katherine. Book Binding:Paperback. World of Books Ltd was founded in , recycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly. Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd. "Hobberdy Dick. Author:Briggs, Katharine Mary. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Book Binding:N/A. World of Books USA was founded in

    The Katharine Briggs Folklore Award is an annual book prize established by the Folklore Society to commemorate her life and work and to encourage the study of folklore. Published books [ edit ] The Personnel of Fairyland: A Short Account of the Fairy People of Great Britain for Those Who Tell Stories to Children, illustrated by Jane Moore (). Hobberdy Dick is the hobgoblin who protects Widford Manor and has for countless years. The house has changed hands and no longer belongs to the original family, and Dick isn't too keen on the new owners. I assumed it would be another children's book from the '50s that hasn't aged well - but I was very happily surprised. You can't help but /5(2).

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Briggs, Katharine Mary. Hobberdy Dick. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, (OCoLC) Material Type. Hobberdy Dick is obscure, even compared to other fantasy classics: Woe’s me, woe’s me! The acorn’s not yet Fallen from the tree That’s to make the cradle That’s to rock the bairn [lad] That’s to grow to a man That’s to lay me. — The Cauld Lad of Hilton’s Song. Sometimes, it’s the quiet ones.


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Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War. Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk mythology elements ordinarily attached to English country life/5(12).

Hobberdy Dick is filled with all the old creatures of magic and all the old stories of long-ago England. The stories may be familiar to the English, but they were all new to me, an American. It's a story that Hobberdy Dick is an ancient hobgoblin, Hobberdy Dick book with the protection of /5.

First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to 5/5(2). Hobberdy Dick by Katharine Mary Briggs () [Katharine Mary Briggs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(5). Hobberdy Dick's last years (mid s) at Widford Manor, after centuries as its guardian hobgoblin, are spent with an unpromising merchant's family just out from the city.

Widdison, though decent, is a Puritan who is ignorant and intolerant of the old ways, and his second wife is a pretentious, social-climbing shrew who abuses her hired gentlewoman Anne, a descendant of Widford's earlier, higher. Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War.

Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk mythology elements ordinarily attached to English country life.5/5.

Hobberdy Dick himself has a wide acquaintance among other local spirits of the hearth and countryside, most of them benign, a few potentially dangerous, all brought to life from a variety of period books and modern folklore : Katherine M.

Briggs. First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to live at Widford Manor after the Civil War is a classic of English children's : Katharine Mary Briggs.

Hobberdy Dick is a delicious story, set in 17th century England, just after the Civil War. Although, as a narration, it has a plot, this is of secondary importance for the book, and the central elements are the setting and folk mythology elements ordinarily attached to English country life/5.

HOBBERDY DICK is a fantasy novel set during the English Civil War when the old supernatural world of magic was being beseiged by the rationalism of the Roundheads. Hobberdy Dick is a hobbit who lives in the hearth of an old country house and who longs to shuffle off his attachment to this world and be released into the ether/5(12).

Books: Hobberdy Dick (Paperback) First published inKatherine Briggs' story about the hobgoblin whose charge it is to protect and influence the unloving Puritan family who come to live at Widford Manor after the Civil War is a classic of English children's writing.5/5(2).

Editions for Hobberdy Dick: (Hardcover), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Library Binding. Hobberdy Dick himself has a wide acquaintance among other local spirits of the hearth and countryside, most of them benign, a few potentially dangerous, all brought to life from a variety of period books and modern folklore studies.5/5(5).

Hobberdy Dick (Puffin Books) Katherine M. Briggs Paperback Publisher: Puffin Jul 30 Edition: ISBN: Description: Used - Acceptable Acceptable condition. Binding cracking. Internal SKU: SB04OS Wonder Book is a top rated plus seller in /5(62).

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Books Go Search Hello Select your address 5/5(1). Hobberdy Dick is the hobgoblin who protects Widford Manor and has for countless years. The house has changed hands and no longer belongs to the original family, and Dick isn't too keen on the new owners/5(2).

Briggs went on to write various books on fairies and folklore, including the definitive four-volume Dictionary of British Folk-Tales. Her children's books include Hobberdy Dick and Kate Crackernuts. She was awarded the Doctorate in Literature in and spent the latter part of her life working for the Folklore Society, which named an award in Pages: Get this from a library.

Hobberdy Dick. [Katharine Mary Briggs] -- A hobgoblin is charged with the protection of an unloving Puritan family who come to live at an English manor in Among her lesser known works are two folklore novels that she wrote in the s, Kate Crackernuts and Hobberdy Dick.

I’m trying to read KC at the moment and not having much luck, but the reason I’m still trying is that HD was such an outstandingly good read. Hobberdy Dick by K.

Briggs,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(63). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Hobberdy Dick Hardcover – Apr 27 by Katharine M.

Briggs (Author) out of 5 stars 9 ratings. See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" /5(9).Get this from a library!

Hobberdy Dick. [Katharine Mary Briggs] -- When a Royalist family leaves their manor home after the Civil War, the resident hobgoblin remains to watch over the city children who come to live in the old house and learn about the country lore.