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!Read ⚆ Wild Robert ♷ Heather finds the mound when she tries to escape the hordes of tourists who invade the stately home where she lives Wild Robert, I wish you were really under there she cries You could come out and deal with the tourists All of a sudden, there is a smell like earth and strange spices A voice says, Did somebody call Heather gets her wish, and nothing is ever the same again Oh what a wonderful short little story full of fun, silliness and magic It feels though as if there should bebut I do not think there is a sequel to Wild Robert In a way it could feel incomplete, but to me it feels like the story is still living, it has never ended and never will.Sometimes the simple stories are the best ones. What strange things are called treasure As the daughter of its curators, Heather spends her every summer holiday hiding from tourists who crowd Castlemaine In a moment of frustration, she calls upon the long dead magician, known as Wild Robert, to deal with the invaders Not quite expecting him to actually appear, she finds herself unable to deal with this mischievous magician on the loose Much in the style of her other works, Diana Wynne Jones creates another charming, trouble causing mag What strange things are called treasure As the daughter of its curators, Heather spends her every summer holiday hiding from tourists who crowd Castlemaine In a moment of frustration, she calls upon the long dead magician, known as Wild Robert, to deal with the invaders Not quite expecting him to actually appear, she finds herself unable to deal with this mischievous magician on the loose Much in the style of her other works, Diana Wynne Jones creates another charming, trouble causing magician worthy of Howl s Moving Castle Like Howl, Robert is a prankster who bends things to suit his own merit However, he does it in a charming way whilst showing Heather and the reader that he has good reasons for acting so Although it is a very short book, it delivers lots to laugh about, a great mystery buildup and has a solid plot with great pacing and then unfortunately fails in the sense that it ought to have been several chapters longer It is such a shame that a story with a character as interesting as Robert would be axed into a very rushed final chapter after reaching its climax while it builds up so nicely from chapter to chapter, it just ends up in a free fall There is a vague hint of how it might have continued I don t mind open endings that leave you thinking but this one couldn t feelincomplete Keeping that in mind and being prepared for the sudden end, it is still a worthwhile looking into it if you need a quick and fun read What if a mysterious magical being who had been asleep for 350 years, woke up in modern times, found the castle of his former home turned into a tourist attraction, and decided to make mischief That s Wild Robert for you Heather has a lot to put up with when she accidentally summons him into her tourist crammed day Shenanigans ensue Quite short read 100 pages including illustrations and large print I read it in a sitting and a very fun way to kick off March Magics Diana Wynne Jones March 2 What if a mysterious magical being who had been asleep for 350 years, woke up in modern times, found the castle of his former home turned into a tourist attraction, and decided to make mischief That s Wild Robert for you Heather has a lot to put up with when she accidentally summons him into her tourist crammed day Shenanigans ensue Quite short read 100 pages including illustrations and large print I read it in a sitting and a very fun way to kick off March Magics Diana Wynne Jones March 2017 I d never read this one before It made me think a little bit of Eight Days of Luke, and maybe a dash of Howl s Moving Castle for one tiny reason DWJ once again blends fantasy, history, modern times, humor, strangeness, and fascinating characters in a bizarre but heart capturing read.It s not all fun and pranks though there s a deeper mystery and something sinister behind all of this, and the reveal twisted my heart and made me feel bad for poor Robert I was conflicted about this strange impish character he definitely keeps you guessing He s a fascinating mystery, I guess you could say.It was quite enjoyable, and I loved the twist at the end about who Robert is DIt stopped rather before I wanted it to I could have read another two or three hundred pages on this So at first I was sliiightly disappointed about that, but at the same time it works perfectly, ending at just the right place to let the imagination wander free about what might happen next So I m happy with it DWJ always leaves you wantingIt almost made me consider wanting to write a fan fiction continuation, I wanted to know so badly The idea of fan fiction almost never crosses my mind Heehee Great fun Read my review at The Page Dreamer Robert reminds me of this and this He s wild, and merry, and rather a darling, and hurt too Also bonkers who chases people with wrappers Content D once, magic Robert reminds me of this and this He s wild, and merry, and rather a darling, and hurt too Also bonkers who chases people with wrappers Content D once, magic Heather lives in Castlemaine, a very large, very old house owned by the British Trust and open to tourists Her parents run the tours in the house One day, Heather ends up calling Wild Robert out of a mound with the thoughtless wish that he appear to drive out the tourists Hilarity ensues.This is a very short story at 100 pages exactly, but no less enjoyable Heather s unusual life makes her an interesting character, though she retains enough selfishness and self consciousness to be very likab Heather lives in Castlemaine, a very large, very old house owned by the British Trust and open to tourists Her parents run the tours in the house One day, Heather ends up calling Wild Robert out of a mound with the thoughtless wish that he appear to drive out the tourists Hilarity ensues.This is a very short story at 100 pages exactly, but no less enjoyable Heather s unusual life makes her an interesting character, though she retains enough selfishness and self consciousness to be very likable Her observations about tourists and those who cater to them are very amusing and dead accurate.Wild Robert himself is the best reason to read the book Arrogant, spoiled, powerful, and three hundred and fifty years out of date, he swaggers on scene and steals the show His pranks are hilarious, particularly because he seems to have no sense of shame at giving people what he thinks they deserve.The magic, the humor, and the humanity of the characters is Jones signature farthan her name on the cover This book is suitable for younger readers, but there s nothing stopping adults from enjoying it as well Recommended Disappointing I m such a DWJ fan, and was so excited to stumble upon a story if hers I had never read before But it ends much too abruptly, and the reader is left with a sense of incompleteness. Fun, but it feels like the prologue to a greater story lots of set up that goes no where, and no real resolution It works as a novella as long as you don t expect anythen that The whole thing is pretty much a romp through the tropes of this particular story It s short easy enough to read in a few hours, even for a slow reader like me If your a fan of the author I can t see a reason not to recommend it, but as a stand alone there isn t much to mention about it. Not one of Diana Wynne Jones s major works, but interesting nevertheless, and I was thrilled to find it on the shelves of Birmingham Central Library while the children were rolling around on giant cushions.Heather lives in a stately home which her parents manage for the National Trust When she idly wishes for Wild Robert to wake up and deal with Mr McManus, the unpleasant gardener, and the tourists who bother her, he does He plays magical tricks on everyone, but everything s fine by the end of Not one of Diana Wynne Jones s major works, but interesting nevertheless, and I was thrilled to find it on the shelves of Birmingham Central Library while the children were rolling around on giant cushions.Heather lives in a stately home which her parents manage for the National Trust When she idly wishes for Wild Robert to wake up and deal with Mr McManus, the unpleasant gardener, and the tourists who bother her, he does He plays magical tricks on everyone, but everything s fine by the end of the day.What s interesting to me is that essentially this is a book about sex, about the way the introduction of sex or at least boys into a young girl s life changes everything I don t mean to say it is a sordid book nothing very saucy actually happens Rather, it is all about the confusion and excitement of a girl s first love.Robert is the archetypal romantic idol, a typical first crush with his shoulder length hair and good looks When his hand touches Heather it somehow fizzed against Heather s bare arm so that all the hairs stood up round the place he touched That his wildness is sexual is flagged by his very first bit of magic turning a group of teenagers into nymphs and fauns and sending them to rut in the woods they will romp until sundown.Robert changes everything for Heather From feeling like littlethan an annoyance to everyone in her life, she becomes the most important person in the world to him And, of course, from the moment he enters her life her main concern is to keep him away from her father She knew she had to make him believe when he did meet Robert, and there were a lot of things she wanted to think about first I found the strawberry scene very interesting too Until now Mr McManus has always stopped her from eating them, but Robert waves his hand around and McManus is frozen, leaving her free to eat her fill Is McManus representative of adult, male, threatening sexuality, something to be afraid of, kept at a distance Once he s immobilised she is free and barely hesitates to eat as many strawberries as she would like But maybe that s pushing the analysis too far.So although it s a short book, taking littlethan an hour to read, its themes make it an interesting complement to Fire and Hemlock, perhaps Diana Wynne Jones s most powerful work, making it well worth reading for that reason alone 2020 re read maybe 3.5