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Author: George Morrow,E. A. Wyke-Smith
ISBN: 0486452557
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (September 22, 2006)
Language: English
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e-Book The Marvellous Land of Snergs (Dover Children's Classics) epub download

by George Morrow,E. A. Wyke-Smith



One thing that marks this book is Wyke-Smith�s assimilation of various children�s traditions into a cohesiave whole. I think it is for the regulation of superfluous children. I do not have my book with me, so I cannot say for sure.

One thing that marks this book is Wyke-Smith�s assimilation of various children�s traditions into a cohesiave whole. The Flying Dutchman, that mythical ghost ship, is here, and witches and an ogre are present as well. One interesting little facet are the children that are kept there (in a sort of schooling organization) are taken because they are superfluous children.

A whimsical delight for readers of all ages, this E. A. Wyke-Smith's enthralling adventures is must-reading for any Rings fan.

Located somewhere in "a world apart," just beyond the reach of current navigational tools, lies the land of the Snergs, a haven for countless neglected children, all of whom are watched over by maternal women. Also inhabited by a sturdy race of generous people no taller than the average table, the realm is surrounded by a forest occupied by friendly bears. They get more than enough of both as they come upon the children, as well as kings, knights, an evil witch, and a cap of invisibility (which doesn't seem to work. A whimsical delight for readers of all ages, this E.

The Marvellous Land of Snergs is a children's fantasy, written by E. Wyke-Smith and illustrated by the Punch cartoonist George Morrow. It was originally published in Britain by Ernest Benn in September 1927, and later published in the . in 1928 by Harper & Brothers. It is notable as an inspiration source for J. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. The Marvellous Land of Snergs is set on a fictional island somewhere on Earth, but difficult to reach.

Personal Name: Wyke-Smith, E. (Edward Augustine), 1871-1935. Human children Joe and Sylvia have magical adventures in the land of the Snergs, a race of people only slightly taller than the average table. Personal Name: Morrow, George, 1869-1955, ill. Rubrics: Fantasy. Download now The marvellous land of Snergs by . Wyke-Smith ; illustrated by George Morrow. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

y olvidadísimo clásico infantil ilustrado por George Morrow Tolkien said, "I should like to record my own love and my children's love of E. Wyke-Smith's "Marvellous Land of Snergs", at any rate of th. .

También habitan la isla Vanderdecker, los marineros del Holandés Herrante y los snergs. un día los dos niños salen de exploración y acaban Precioso y olvidadísimo clásico infantil ilustrado por George Morrow. It was amazing disclosure that "The Marvellous Land of Snergs", an almost forgotten title, was among main . Tolkien's inspirations to create "The Hobbit". Tolkien said, "I should like to record my own love and my children's love of E. Wyke-Smith's "Marvellous Land of Snergs", at any rate of the snerg-element of that tale, and of Gorbo the gem of dunderheads, jewel of a companion in an escapade.

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Tolkien called this forgotten classic a "sourcebook" for The Hobbit - and it's a must for any Rings fan. 51 black-and-white illustrations

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Tolkien called this forgotten classic a "sourcebook" for The Hobbit - and it's a must for any Rings fan. 51 black-and-white illustrations. Read on the Scribd mobile app. The Marvellous Land of Snergs is a children's fantasy novel by E. Wyke-Smith, first published in 1927 with illustrations by George Morrow. The work was an inspiration source for . In 1996, Douglas A. Anderson brought back the novel in print (Old Earth Books; ISBN 1882968-04-2; paperback), and contributed to the republication with a critical introduction and annotated bibliographical list.

Located somewhere in "a world apart," just beyond the reach of current navigational tools, lies the land of the Snergs, a haven for countless neglected children, all of whom are watched over by maternal women. Also inhabited by a sturdy race of generous people no taller than the average table, the realm is surrounded by a forest occupied by friendly bears.Into this unusual kingdom come Joe and Sylvia, two youngsters who have slipped away from home in search of excitement and adventure. They get more than enough of both as they come upon the children, as well as kings, knights, an evil witch, and a cap of invisibility (which doesn't seem to work.) Accompanied by Gordo, a dwarfish Snerg with a reputation for being a lovable klutz, the trio leapfrogs from one fantastic adventure to another.Tolkien called this forgotten classic a "sourcebook" for The Hobbit. A whimsical delight for readers of all ages, this E. A. Wyke-Smith's enthralling adventures is must-reading for any Rings fan.
Gashakar
This is the book that JRR Tolkien used to read to his children, and it inspired him to create Hobbits. It's a wonderful story on its own! You can see where The Hobbit got it's inspiration, but The Wonderful Land Of Snergs is a completely different story.

It was published in 1928, and has a more modern vibe to it than I thought it would. For example, the ogre who used to eat children has gone vegetarian. The seaman's parrot swears in High Dutch. There's also quite a few double entendres for the adults. The Snergs help out the Ladies of the society that saves unwanted children and in return the Snergs benefit from "intercourse with fine ladies." Haha. I believe he MEANT "talking and just being around fine ladies." A knight errant has gone in search of dragons to fight, but can't find any. A miller tells him he knows where a dragon is, but it turns out to be the miller's wife. You get the idea. The kids will giggle, but the adults will get a little more out of it. Several of the words used in the book I had to look up, and I'm a fairly educated adult, so it's definitely a book for an adult to enjoy with children, along with a dictionary by the nightstand.

If you're a JRR Tolkien fan, then you'll definitely want to read this book. But even if you're not, this is a wonderful children's book on it's own, and deserves to be more widely read. If you're a Harry Potter fan, I think you would also enjoy this book. It's on the level of the first or second Harry Potter.
Buzatus
The only reason, and it is indeed a sad reason, that this long forgotten novel has come back into print is because it has a (slight) connection with Tolkien, one of this century�s most popular writers. I say sad because it aptly displays how a fine writer of children stories can write a really good tale but remain obscure. Had Tolkien not read him, although it would have quite possibly change the course of modern literature because he would not think of the hobbits as halfings (well, he might, but he said this was their source) and create them as a viable race in Middle-earth.
As for the book itself? It is a fun, light read appropriate for children about ten or so. There is some violence in the end which may be rather frightening to young children, but nowadays they see worst on the television, and the violence is not real explicity. E. A. Wyke-Smith incorporates the Arthurian myth of the land across the river, which Tolkien did not like. Shame-facedly, my aquaintance with the Arthurian cycle lies much closer to dimly knowing as opposed to being an expert thereon.
One thing that marks this book is Wyke-Smith�s assimilation of various children�s traditions into a cohesiave whole. The Flying Dutchman, that mythical ghost ship, is here, and witches and an ogre are present as well. One interesting little facet are the children that are kept there (in a sort of schooling organization) are taken because they are superfluous children. I think it is for the regulation of superfluous children. I do not have my book with me, so I cannot say for sure. The most memorable character for was Golithos, an ogre who lived off poorly grown cabbage and was a �reformed� ogre. His struggle with his reformation proves quite humourous and, for me, is one of the best moments that children�s literature has to offer.
As for it�s relation to Tolkien, this publication will only be of interested to Tolkien scholars and fans, and probably only they will search this book out because of it�s influence on THE HOBBIT. It�s principle influence were the Snergs themselves, who were quite like Hobbits in height and social customs, although they do have a king. It�s a real shame that the only reason this book will be read is because of Tolkien, for it is a quite good children�s book in and of itself.
The question remains, however: how other many worthwhile pieces of literature have escaped the popular canon and sank into the dusty obscurities of time? Who knows how long this will survive. It may interest you to know that Homer wrote a third book which was a comedy and Aristotle wrote a book about comedy and both are now lost. Very tragic. Don't let it happen to this book, because it's a charmer.
Leceri
Enjoyable; not sure how much it influenced Tolkien re/ Hobbits.
Saithi
Fun and Delightful. This light little book is an enjoyable read. Recommend it for adults and children. Enjoy it at bedtime or on the beach.
Todal
Our kids loved the adventures of Joe, Sylvia, Tiger, and Gorbo. I encourage this for any parent who loves Tolkien’s tales but is looking for a book less frightening but filled nevertheless with adventures.
Burirus
My daughter is enjoying tremendously!
Andriodtargeted
We got this book after my husband read "The Annotated Hobbit" and discovered Tolkein had read this book to his own children. We have thoroughly enjoyed our read aloud time and purchased copies for friends!
This book was a gift for my 10 year old girl. She really loved it. Shr twisted my little finger and I now intend to read thid book soon.