Catweazle

Catweazle was a magician who lived in the eleventh century, but however hard he tried, his spells hardly ever worked Then one day was differente only trouble was that the magic had caused him to fly through Time instead of Space Catweazle ended up at a place called Hexwood Farm, nine centuries later, where everything he saw appeared to happen by magic.
Catweazle Catweazle was a magician who lived in the eleventh century but however hard he tried his spells hardly ever worked Then one day was differente only trouble was that the magic had caused him to fly t

  • Title: Catweazle
  • Author: Richard Carpenter George Adamson
  • ISBN: 9780140304657
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Catweazle”

    1. Having loved the TV show, I was thoroughly enchanted by this book which follows the plot of the first series. It is written in a gentle style, suitable for the children for whom it was intended, but is not patronising and involves enough plays on words and double meanings to appeal to older readers too. There are also a whole raft of highly entertaining insults that deserve to be more widely used. There are some nice illustrations in my edition, which really capture Geoffrey Bayldon - the lovely [...]

    2. Whilst looking for something to read, I came across this - which I'd enjoyed watching on TV as a kid. I hardly ever read YA, and this would be for younger kids, so I have no idea how children's books are written these days, or if the style has changed much. If it had been written for a YA audience, I would say there was far too much head hopping and 'tell' instead of 'show' but maybe that was more usual for children's books written back in the 1970s. Having said that, I enjoyed it. It brought ba [...]

    3. Read this one to my son and we had great fun.I remember watching the TV series in the 80's. We watched the first couple of episodes on youtube. This is one of those instances where the book adds quite a bit in terms of colour and information that you don't get in the TV show.Some of the chapters/episodes are fairly average but that's more than offset by the better ones - especially the classic one with the Telling Bone. Much hilarity.

    4. Read this multiple times as a child and have revisited it a couple of times as an adult. The concept here is very simple: bring a character from the distant past to experience modern life. An old comedic premise but it has been used in a good way here.For a young adult book, “Catweazle” is reasonably smart and clever, enough to make me forgive the goofiness of the actual plot. And the novel offers some nice depiction of everyday life through its nicely built characters.

    5. My dad read it to me and my brother. I liked it, it´s kind of funny. Noone belive catweazle, that he is a true magican, while he thinks, that all this mostly technical things we know from today are magic.

    6. An amusing diversion. I'm still not sure how I feel about Catweazle, and the ending seemed somehow sudden and unsatisfying, but perhaps that is to pave the way for later adventures. Time to look up some old episodes of the tv programme and see how they compare.

    7. Catweazle, a Saxon magician from medieval times, is accidentally transported to modern England. Here he is taken in by young "Carrot," a farm boy. Catweazle continually mistakes modern technology for magic and comedy ensues.

    8. This novel is based on the classic children's TV series of the same name. Essentially it is a novelisation of the first season. The TV series is more entertaining, but this was well worth the read.

    9. Very funny book about an unsuccessful eleventh-century magician who manages to transport himself to the modern day.

    10. I just loved this book, and the TV series, as an 11 year old. Richard Carpenter has written a few books, and writes well. Electrickery, the telling bone and other clever stuff!

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