Kilmeny of the Orchard

I really loved "The Blue Castle" so now I am reading "Kilmeny of the Orchard" Have any of you read it?
9 Responses
  1. I read it a long time ago, and liked it enough. I would probably need to reread it sometime to really remember it. I'm switching between the Emily's and Magic for Marigold.

  2. lovejag Says:

    I read it and loved it. I have a little story that I need to finish one day based on it.

  3. iffie21 Says:

    YOu'd better finish it!

  4. geeruby Says:

    I love Marigold, but never could really get into Kilmeny. She seemed so distant and removed.

    lovejag, did you post that story on a few months back?

  5. iffie21 Says:

    Okay I read it and it was strange. I liked parts of it, but then how she came to speak was a little strange. It was good that she could but it was so expected. I don't know about it, I'll have to think it over. Its interesting; I think that is partly due to the fact that the story is told from Eric's viewpoint and not Kilmeny's. All of the other books I have read of hers, save short stories, have been from the girl's point of view. It was... I have no idea what it was.

  6. iffie21 Says:

    I started to read Magic for Marigold, and I am loving it... i've just started and they are trying to name her.. poor Lorraine.

  7. Ruby, I understand what you said about Kilmeny. I think that is why I just wasn't too impressed with it.

    I've tried to read the story girl books, but I watched Road to Avonlea for so long before, that that's what I'm used to, and it's hard to become accustomed to it. That's kind of the sane thing that has happened to me with "Little House on the Prairie." As a little girl, that was my favorite tv show, and because it strays from the books, I can't get into the books as well.

  8. lovejag Says:

    Yeppers Ruby, Penny of the Silent Path is the story based on Kilmeny of the Orchard. It actually concentratres on Eric's friend and mentor, and a little child he is asked to help that can't speak or hear.

    I've always had interest in Deaf culture and history that is what drew me to this book though she's not really deaf.

  9. It was written right after AoGG, so it's definatly the most simplistic of her books. I always thought it was kinda sweet. But slightly melodramatic and laughable. Certainly worth a read!