The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child Numa Noite De Ver O, Henry Day Foge De Casa E Esconde Se No Interior De Uma Rvore Oca Ent O Que Encontrado Pelos Trasgos, Uma Tribo De Crian As Que N O Envelhecem E Que Existem Na Escurid O E Em Segredo Levado Por Eles E Baptizado De Aniday Para Sempre Uma Crian A, Aniday Cresce Em Esp Rito, Esfor Ando Se Por Recordar A Vida E A Fam Lia Que Deixou Para Tr S Tamb M Tenta Compreender E Adaptarse Terra Das Sombras, Enquanto A Vida Moderna Chega N O S Natureza Mas Tamb M Ao Mito.No Seu Lugar, Os Trasgos Deixam Um S Sia, Um Rapaz Que Rouba A Vida De Henry No Mundo Este Novo Henry Day Tem De Se Ajustar A Uma Cultura Moderna Enquanto Esconde A Sua Verdadeira Identidade Da Restante Fam Lia Day Mas N O Consegue Esconder O Seu Extraordin Rio Talento Para O Piano Um Dom Que O Verdadeiro Henry Nunca Possu Ra E As Suas Maravilhosas Exibi Es Deixam O Pai Desconfiado De Que O Filho Que Criou Um Impostor Enquanto Envelhece, O Novo Henry Day Assombrado Por Vagas Mas Persistentes Mem Rias De Uma Vida Noutro Tempoe Local, De Um Professor Alem O De Piano E Do Seu Aluno Prod Gio.A Crian A Roubada Uma Hist Ria Cl Ssica Sobre A Inf Ncia Que Deixada Para Tr S Em Busca De Uma Identidade Com A Mistura Perfeita De Realismo E Fantasia, Keith Donohue Criou Uma Hist Ria De Embalar Para Adultos E Uma F Bula Liter Ria De Grande Profundidade.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Stolen Child
  • Keith Donohue
  • Portuguese
  • 19 December 2019
  • 9789896370497

About the Author: Keith Donohue

Keith Donohue is an American novelist Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his B.A and M.A from Duquesne University and his Ph.D in English from The Catholic University of America.Currently he is Director of Communications for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the grant making arm of the U S National Archives in Washington, DC Until 1998 he worke

10 thoughts on “The Stolen Child

  1. says:

    Ever read a book which just stays with you and you think about from time to time This is that sort of book for me I read this book when it first came out, and was fascinated by the premise A young boy, Henry Day, runs away from home and is stolen by changelings The changelings i.e fairies hobgoblins were once human children themselves They were stolen then forced to live in the wild in a family like pack until they can find a human child and switch places with them The Changelings change Henry s name to Aniday as one of their own takes Henry s place with his human family Aniday is now forever a child, who grows mentally but struggles to remember his family and what it was like to be human He makes attempts to fit into his new world.Henry Aniday s double is now in the human world and must adjust to living with humans while hiding his identity He draws suspicion when he exhibits great skill at playing the piano something the human Henry never showed aptitude for His father begins to suspect something is not quite right with his son This changeling child as he grows be...

  2. says:

    I don t disguise that I m a big geek, especially when science fiction is concerned My Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and Spiderman and X Men and Batman and movie obsessions attest to my geekiness So it is no surprise to anyone that I spent two or three years as a teenager reading only fantasy fiction I literally read every fantasy fiction book our local library had on its shelves It happens to be why the Harry Potter series drives me to the brink of rage people think those awful excuses for fantasy fiction stand up to the classics of Tolkien, Le Guin, Eddings, Donaldson, and all the others I spent countless hours devouring It has been years since a book made me feel like a child again The Stolen Child is such a book and not because its fantasy setting brought back feelings of nostalgia, but because for the first time in I don t know how long, I had a book in my hand I didn t want to put down, and whose plot drew me in so completely, finishing the book was both the first and last thing I wanted to do The book s basic storyline is based on the mythology of the changeling, a breed of fairies that steal children and replace them with a changeling that looks exactly like the child and that grows up in its place The stolen child hence the title becomes a changeling himself, and waits his time to return to the real world in the form of another child This unique premise sets up a narrative that swaps...

  3. says:

    The Stolen Child is a wonderful first novel told from the perspective of Henry Day, who was kidnapped by changelings as a child, and from the changeling who kidnapped Henry The ancient changeling legend is woven into this very modern story and as th...

  4. says:

    If you must give me a name, call me hobgoblin Or better yet, I am a changeling a word that describes within its own name what we are bound and intended to do We kidnap a human child and replace him or her with one of our own pg 7, ebook The Stolen Child is the story of a changeling and the boy whose place he took, Henry Day.The chapters alternate between the real Henry Day and the false Henry Day It is a captivating story about magic, family and belonging This is my confession, too long delayed, which I have been afraid to make, and only now reveal because of the passing dangers to my own son We change I have changed It also addresses the issues of the modern world and how technology and humanity has driven nature into corners.The changelings are basically immortal children but they can die through accidents who live in the woods until their turn comes to rejoin the human world Years before, they were all ripped from their families and made a part of the same group their replacement just deserted.Their world is bru...

  5. says:

    Feeling ignored and tired of his infant twin sisters getting all of the attention, young Henry Day decided to run away one day in the 1940 s Henry never returned home in fact, he ceased to exist, but no one noticed Why Henry was abducted by the hobgoblins who lived in the nearby forest and a changeling was left in his place a changeling who had been studying everything about Henry and knew how to mimic him so perfectly that no one could tell the difference The Stolen Child follows the boy and the changeling for the next 30 to 40 years and tells their story in alternating first person narratives that, in the beginning, are a little confusing, but rightly so as both children are confused about their identities as they each adapt to their new world Their lives run parallel to one another and occasionally intersect to disastrous results A friend of mine described this book as melancholy, and I think that s the perfect adjective to sum up my feelings after reading this book For one, the changelings are not villains They are all children who had their lives stolen from them and are now biding their time until they can reclaim what was forcefully and brutally taken from them As a result, I feel sorry for both Aniday the name given to Henry after he becomes...

  6. says:

    This is a superb dark fantasy from Keith Donohue Wonderful characters and a magical story await you in these pages Great Britain has Graham Joyce, and our version is the brilliant Keith Donohue I highly recommend THE STOLEN CHILD.

  7. says:

    I am a big fan of literature that retell or reconfigure old myths and fairy tales especially if the author can bring it into a modern setting and so I really liked the concept of The Stolen Child, a modern adaptation of the changling myth in which the fairies steal away a human child and replace it with one of their own With all this to its credit, I should have enjoyed this book than I did.The Stolen Child is based on the poem by Yeats where the fairies lure a human child away from the care filled world of the humans to live in the idyllic world of the fairies But in the book, there is no lure It is simple abduction and the life of the hobgoblin tribe is feral, hard and misreable, which each member trying desperatly to get back to the human world But their efforts to do so are constrained by arbitrary rules that are never explained or put into context These rules start out being followed and enforced as if they were of life and death importance but later get abandoned or ignored with little fanfare or consequences The tone of the book was like an alien ab...

  8. says:

    This is a strange, sad and beautiful novel inspired by W.B Yeats poem The Stolen Child 1889 about chageling faeries I vaguely remember reading about the Irish myths when I was younger Interestingly, the novel touches on rational explanations for changelings failure to thrive, physical deformities, or mental illness in children But Donohue s novel is about loneliness, the search for identity and belonging There are two n...

  9. says:

    The Stolen Child, which takes its name and inspiration from the Yeats poem, tells the story of two characters Aniday is a human child who is stolen by changelings and lives in their world, and Henry Day is the changeling who takes his place and grows up in the real world Both spend the next few decades struggling with their identities, as neither is at peace with the change.The format is interesting every other chapter flips between the two narrators Both speak in the first person, but it is easy to grasp whose story is being told at the moment In case there is any confusion, Aniday s side always has a small graphic of a forest at the beginning of the chapter.Although I finished reading this about a month ago, it took me a long time to decide how I felt about it .com promoted the hell out of it supposedly on its merits, rather than monetary incentives from the publisher and professional reviews were hailing it as one of the best books of the year, but it left me a little cold This is probably because most of the characters spend the majority of the story being so unhappy and conflicted The resolution helps them find some peace, but it s definitely not the ...

  10. says:

    I really liked the premise fairies steal forlorn, lonely children and replace them with themselves The stolen children don t die, they become fairies who then have to wait hundreds of years to repeat the process Every other chapter is told by the stolen child and then his replacement over many years of their lives All in all I enjoyed t...

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